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Delay to announcement on pricing for Chorus’ copper phone lines and broadband access

19 November 2012

The Commerce Commission today announced a short delay to the final decision on the price Chorus can charge for its copper lines to now coincide with the draft decision on broadband access pricing.

The decisions were initially planned for Friday 23 and Friday 30 November respectively. Both will now be announced on Monday 3 December 2012.

The Commission has decided to combine the announcements because the new price for the copper lines (unbundled copper local loop or UCLL) has a direct impact on the draft price for the unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service.

“By making these announcements together, the Commission will be able to provide a more complete picture of the combined effect of both prices. It’s important to note that only the UCLL price is final, while the price for the UBA service is provisional and will be open for consultation,” said Dr Stephen Gale, Telecommunications Commissioner.

The Commission will be hosting both a market analysts briefing and a media briefing on the morning of Monday 3 December 2012 in Wellington.

If you would like to attend the briefing for market analysts in person or via phone, please email Matthew Clark at by Friday 30 November.

If you are a member of the media and would like to attend the media briefing in person or via phone, please email Victoria Rogers at by Friday 30 November.