Implementation of the new regulatory framework for telecommunications
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In November 2018, Parliament amended the Telecommunications Act. The legislation now regulates the new fibre networks being rolled out nationally as part of the $7 billion ultrafast broadband initiative.
The Act introduced a utility-style regulatory regime, similar to what exists for energy networks and airports.
The revised legislation has set the Commission a substantial task of regulating fibre networks, a task that requires an increase in funding and staffing.
We sought views on the $12m we calculated it would cost to implement the proposed regulation over a 3 year period. We incorporated this feedback in our proposal to the Government to increase the industry levy that funds our work in the telecommunications sector.