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Give up Chorus – leave it to ComCom

Give up Chorus – leave it to ComCom

Three cheers for our court system in confirming the law which gave Chorus three years to prepare for a changed copper price, says Associate ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.

“The Government is now in the embarrassing position of having the High Court uphold the law it passed almost four years ago after Chorus went to court to try to have the initial pricing decision set aside .

“A claim in court that the regulator had erred in law has now been thankfully thrown out .

“Chorus now has to look at its corporate strategy very closely. They are playing a dangerous game if they continue to test the law .

“They would be wise to stop clutching at legal straws, accept the inevitable , and get on with the job of rolling out fibre as fast as they can .

“This is a boost for our regulatory regime and the work done by the Commerce Commission,” Clare Curran says .

“What is galling is that John Key and Chorus claimed that the Commerce Commission misinterpreted the law. Now the High Court has agreed with the Commerce Commission , not John Key and Chorus.”

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