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.