Under amendments to the Telecommunications Act 2001, the Commission is required to carry out an annual assessment to determine the geographic areas in which specified fibre services are available to end-users. These geographic areas will be known as specified fibre areas (SFAs).

The assessment and notification of SFAs is an essential prerequisite to enabling Chorus Limited to withdraw supply of copper services to end-users within those SFAs.

Before Chorus can withdraw supply of a copper service it must also comply with the consumer protection requirements set out in a copper withdrawal code.

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This view shows the latest stage in the project. Click on the circled dates to see details. Navigate to other months, or scroll down, to see all stages.

Note: these dates are indicative only and are subject to change.

  • 11 Nov 2020


    2020 Annual assessment

  • 19 Dec 2019


    Initial assessment

  • 31 Oct 2019
  • 18 Jul 2019
  • 17 Jun 2019
  • 01 Mar 2019


    Cross-submissions on the process and issues paper due

    See documents

  • 15 Feb 2019


    Submissions on the process and issues paper due

    See documents

  • 26 Nov 2018
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