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Topic # 220367 8-Aug-2017 09:08
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Communications Minister Simon Bridges will introduce a Bill to Parliament today that brings New Zealand’s telecommunications regulatory framework into the 21st century.

 

“The telecommunications market is changing, with new technologies, shifting consumer behaviour and evolving business models. Alongside this, consumers have vastly improved connectivity through the Government’s $2 billion rollout of world-leading communications infrastructure, with more to come,” Mr Bridges says.

 

The Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill is the outcome of an extensive consultation process that was undertaken between 2015 and 2017.

 

The Bill introduces a more predictable utility regulation model for Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) fibre, deregulates copper lines where fibre is available, and includes measures that will improve the quality of service for consumers by increasing regulatory oversight.

 

“We need to ensure the regulatory settings continue to be fit-for-purpose and support the evolution of this fast-moving sector,” Mr Bridges says.

 

“The Bill supports the shift to fibre as the technology of choice among an increasing number of consumers, by establishing a stable and predictable framework for regulating fibre and by removing copper regulation from 2020.

 

“To ensure that consumers are protected, copper will continue to be regulated outside of fibre coverage areas. Safeguards will make sure that customers do not lose their copper landline or broadband unless there is an alternative service available at a comparable price and service level,” Mr Bridges says.

 

The Bill introduces a number of other changes that are aimed at lifting consumer service quality in the telecommunications sector. This includes: requiring the Commerce Commission to regularly report on retail service quality in a more accessible way and to review the Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Service regularly to ensure it is working effectively.

 

The Commission will also be able to make codes that address retail service quality, if the industry fails to develop industry-led codes that are adequate.

 

“These changes are intended to enhance industry responsiveness to consumer needs. Telecommunications services are a vital part of everyday life and business in New Zealand, and the level of service needs to reflect this,” Mr Bridges says.

 

The Bill is set down for its first reading this month.

 





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  Reply # 1840983 8-Aug-2017 11:25
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Are they sorting out that dreadful consent issue for fibre installs on MDUs?

 

They have agreed for ages it is a huge problem for many people - but seem to be moving at glacial speed to resolve this.





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  Reply # 1841008 8-Aug-2017 12:15
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robjg63:

 

Are they sorting out that dreadful consent issue for fibre installs on MDUs?

 

They have agreed for ages it is a huge problem for many people - but seem to be moving at glacial speed to resolve this.

 

 

 

 

We live in a country which is essentially a socialist democracy where ANYONE can have a say on ANYTHING and everyones opinion gets weight it probably shouldn't have. It's the reasons our roads take forever to build and why 1 person can hold the Government for ransom (until recently) over property that sits in an area where roading projects are trying to be put. 

 

In this country it appears peoples rights are more important than progress :) 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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Are they sorting out that dreadful consent issue for fibre installs on MDUs?

 

They have agreed for ages it is a huge problem for many people - but seem to be moving at glacial speed to resolve this.

 

 

that was going through parliament earlier this year.

 

legislation in the most part is never quick


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  Reply # 1841099 8-Aug-2017 13:35
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robjg63:

 

Are they sorting out that dreadful consent issue for fibre installs on MDUs?

 

They have agreed for ages it is a huge problem for many people - but seem to be moving at glacial speed to resolve this.

 

 

That law has been passed. It's now up to Chorus whether they want to take advantage of the new law.


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  Reply # 1841326 8-Aug-2017 17:33
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robjg63:


Are they sorting out that dreadful consent issue for fibre installs on MDUs?


They have agreed for ages it is a huge problem for many people - but seem to be moving at glacial speed to resolve this.



 


We live in a country which is essentially a socialist democracy where ANYONE can have a say on ANYTHING and everyones opinion gets weight it probably shouldn't have. It's the reasons our roads take forever to build and why 1 person can hold the Government for ransom (until recently) over property that sits in an area where roading projects are trying to be put. 


In this country it appears peoples rights are more important than progress :) 


 



As opposed to the glorious capitalist system where I earn more than you so your opinion isn't important...😋

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  Reply # 1841331 8-Aug-2017 17:47
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robjg63:

 

Are they sorting out that dreadful consent issue for fibre installs on MDUs?

 

They have agreed for ages it is a huge problem for many people - but seem to be moving at glacial speed to resolve this.

 

 

That law has been passed. It's now up to Chorus whether they want to take advantage of the new law.

 

 

one would hope chorus would step up and take advantage of this.

 

 

 

I expect after a competing LFC does so, chorus will pull up their act.

 

Interesting to see the copper deregulation with bounds for areas not covered by ufb.





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networkn:

 

robjg63:

 

Are they sorting out that dreadful consent issue for fibre installs on MDUs?

 

They have agreed for ages it is a huge problem for many people - but seem to be moving at glacial speed to resolve this.

 

 

 

 

We live in a country which is essentially a socialist democracy where ANYONE can have a say on ANYTHING and everyones opinion gets weight it probably shouldn't have. It's the reasons our roads take forever to build and why 1 person can hold the Government for ransom (until recently) over property that sits in an area where roading projects are trying to be put. 

 

In this country it appears peoples rights are more important than progress :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't believe you posted that. Putting progress ahead of peoples rights leads to slavery, colonial rule, suppression of local culture and customs, child employment, workers rights, even autocratic government.

 

 

 

The rights of the individual underpin everything our society and government stand for. Yes, that includes the right to not kick people out of their homes for the sake of a few more aucklanders driving to work in the morning.


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ripdog:

 

networkn:

 

robjg63:

 

Are they sorting out that dreadful consent issue for fibre installs on MDUs?

 

They have agreed for ages it is a huge problem for many people - but seem to be moving at glacial speed to resolve this.

 

 

 

 

We live in a country which is essentially a socialist democracy where ANYONE can have a say on ANYTHING and everyones opinion gets weight it probably shouldn't have. It's the reasons our roads take forever to build and why 1 person can hold the Government for ransom (until recently) over property that sits in an area where roading projects are trying to be put. 

 

In this country it appears peoples rights are more important than progress :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't believe you posted that. Putting progress ahead of peoples rights leads to slavery, colonial rule, suppression of local culture and customs, child employment, workers rights, even autocratic government.

 

 

 

The rights of the individual underpin everything our society and government stand for. Yes, that includes the right to not kick people out of their homes for the sake of a few more aucklanders driving to work in the morning.

 

 

So you think that if one person in a block of say 12 town houses says no to fiber then everyone has to stay with coper or go wireless??





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old3eyes:

 

ripdog:

 

networkn:

 

robjg63:

 

Are they sorting out that dreadful consent issue for fibre installs on MDUs?

 

They have agreed for ages it is a huge problem for many people - but seem to be moving at glacial speed to resolve this.

 

 

 

 

We live in a country which is essentially a socialist democracy where ANYONE can have a say on ANYTHING and everyones opinion gets weight it probably shouldn't have. It's the reasons our roads take forever to build and why 1 person can hold the Government for ransom (until recently) over property that sits in an area where roading projects are trying to be put. 

 

In this country it appears peoples rights are more important than progress :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't believe you posted that. Putting progress ahead of peoples rights leads to slavery, colonial rule, suppression of local culture and customs, child employment, workers rights, even autocratic government.

 

 

 

The rights of the individual underpin everything our society and government stand for. Yes, that includes the right to not kick people out of their homes for the sake of a few more aucklanders driving to work in the morning.

 

 

So you think that if one person in a block of say 12 town houses says no to fiber then everyone has to stay with coper or go wireless??

 

 

 

 

I wasn't talking about that. Of course not.


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Thats what everybody else was talking about. But then I guess liquor shops etc should stop employing slaves that get deported if they complain about not being paid the minimum wage. Maybe Winston will solve that with his magic touch.





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