Government receives Commerce Commission decision
Hon Amy Adams
Communications and Information Technology
November 2013 Media
Government receives Commerce
Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today received
the Commerce Commission’s final Unbundled Bitstream Access
The Commerce Commission today announced a final
Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) price of $10.92, an
increase from the draft price of $8.93.
When added to the
current UCLL price, this gives a combined wholesale copper
price of $34.44. This compares to the current price of
$44.98 and the entry level fibre price of $37.50 to
“Now that the final UBA price is known, the
Government will consider its options in detail before making
any further decisions,” Ms Adams
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