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ComCom: Broadband pricing stagnant in 2020 despite NZers flocking online
Despite increased demand, fixed line broadband pricing remains expensive tor all tiers compared to other countries in the OECD. 
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Telco Plan B under fire over failure to comply with levy requirements
Telecommunications company Plan B Group has been officially warned by the Commerce Commission over its failure to meet statutory obligations to provide information needed to calculate the 2019/20 Telecommunications Development Levy.
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New Zealand telcos to support Commerce Commission changes
New Zealand's three main mobile operators have agreed to provide more information and tools to support consumer choice.
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Chorus looking to spend $1.6 billion - ComCom seeks feedback
The Commerce Commission is consulting on a proposal from Chorus to spend $1.6 billion over the first three years of the new fibre regulatory regime. 
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Commerce Commission to promote competition in telco markets
The Commerce Commission has launched an online survey in a bid to help telecommunications stakeholders have their say on the next phase of regulation for fibre service providers.
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ComCom warns Noel Leeming Group over delivery representations during COVID-19
"It should have taken a more cautious approach to representations it made about product availability and delivery time frames."
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Kiwis have "world-class" broadband - TCF
"If we look at data internationally, we know our country is faring well, with New Zealand broadband speeds continuously improving and our fixed line broadband speeds above the OECD average."
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ComCom testing programme improves NZ broadband performance
The Commerce Commission's Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme has helped to identify and fix network problems.
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ComCom seeks increase in telecommunications, fibre funding
Commission considers it requires funding of: -    $15 million a year for the telecommunications and fibre sector, a $3.7 million increase on the $11.3 million spent in 2019/2020.
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Chorus
Commerce Commission finalises consumer protections for withdrawal of copper phone and broadband services
The code sets out the requirements Chorus must meet before it can stop providing wholesale copper phone and broadband services, including ADSL and VDSL. 
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NZ telco industry welcomes ComCom 111 Contact Code
The telecommunications industry is committed to ensuring vulnerable customers can continue to access emergency services.
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Commerce Commission moves to address rising telecommunications sector complaints
The Commerce Commission is asking for views on what telecommunications providers could be doing better to address increasing complaints about the sector.  
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Commerce Commission confirms approach to enforcing telco obligations
"We strongly encourage fibre providers to review their product offerings against the guidance we have issued and to make any changes necessary to bring them into compliance as quickly as possible."
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Commerce Commission tells telcos to improve consumer choice
Mobile operators should improve consumer choice through easier comparisons.
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Chorus
Commerce Commission unveils proposed approach to fibre regulation
"The purpose of this paper is to set out our early thinking on how we approach the major aspects the new regulations will cover."
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ComCom takes responsibility for external provider breach
In 2019, thieves stole computers from a third party supplier. ComCom admits it was also at fault.
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ComCom seeks feedback on Mobile Access Termination Service
"The purpose of the five-yearly review of MTAS is to determine whether we think there is merit in taking a deeper look at removing some of the regulation around mobile services."
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ComCom warns Becextech for breaches against Fair Trading Act
ComCom accuses Becextech of a number of breaches, including false price claims.
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ComCom report 'proof' of the need of fibre - Chorus
"Broadband in New Zealand was really put to the test by our pandemic response, so it is encouraging that speeds have held up so well."
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NZ's copper and fibre networks held up despite increased demand during lockdown
New Zealand's copper and fibre broadband connections held up well during the COVID-19 lockdown, despite increased levels of demand on the networks.
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ComCom seeks feedback on Chorus withdrawal from copper and broadband services
“By 2022, most New Zealanders are expected to have access to fibre at home. That means large parts of the traditional copper phone and broadband network may no longer be needed."
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Fixed broadband prices most expensive in New Zealand, as fibre overtakes copper
"The OECD average price has dropped since last year, New Zealand is now more expensive than the international average.”  
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TCF: Telcos meeting New Zealand demand
The Commerce Commission has released its Annual Telecommunication Monitoring Report this week, and the TCF says it is welcoming the report's findings. 
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Chorus
ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
Consultation is open on the draft guidance until 28 April 2020, with cross-submissions due by 12 May 2020.