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Do Key and Adams support Chorus appeal?

Do Key and Adams support Chorus appeal?


John Key and Amy Adams must tell New Zealanders whether they support Chorus’ appeal of the High Court’s ruling in favour of the Commerce Commission, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe.

“Chorus’ appeal is a waste of time. The company is behind schedule already on the ultra-fast broadband roll-out. It needs to get on with the job of connecting Kiwis to ultra-fast broadband.

“The High Court judgement was very strong. John Key and Amy Adams have remained strangely silent since the ruling. They have backed Chorus and its shareholders from the beginning. They need to say whether they continue to do so.
“The Commerce Commission is in the right. It is the independent regulator and its position should be respected. Chorus needs to accept the ruling and get on with the job.

“The Government should tell it to do so.

“National is divided on the reasons why the UFB roll-out has been such a debacle. Bill English thinks it was ‘a poor policy process’, while Steven Joyce backs it to the hilt.

“Kiwis want and need to get connected. Ultra-fast broadband is essential for the Economic Upgrade this country needs,” David Cunliffe says.


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