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Published Friday 24 Jul 2020


The Commerce Commission is inviting feedback on its further consultation package on the development of input methodologies for the regulation of fibre fixed line access services.

 

Telecommunications Commissioner Tristan Gilbertson says the Commission published its draft fibre IMs decisions late last year and has decided to consult further on a limited number of issues after reviewing submissions and cross-submissions. 

“I’d like to thank all parties for their very helpful submissions on our draft decisions,” says Mr Gilbertson.

“We are seeking further feedback on a small number of issues in response to comments received in the previous round. 

“We’re also keen to give parties an opportunity to provide feedback on an updated draft of the IMs themselves.

“The feedback we receive will help inform our final decisions on the input methodologies that will underpin fibre regulation going forward,” Mr Gilbertson says.

As previously notified, the Commission is also publishing a separate, second consultation paper on changes we are considering to our approach to valuing the financial loss asset.

Any changes would involve adopting a discounted cash flow approach to valuation and different treatment of investments that pre-date the UFB initiative. 

Submissions on the main consultation paper and updated IMs are due by 13 August 2020, with cross-submissions due on 3 September 2020. The second consultation paper on the financial loss asset will be published on 13 August 2020. The consultation package and how to provide submissions is available on the Commerce Commission's website.