Spark campaign wants regulator to lower Chorus access prices

Thursday 7 May 2015 | 12:46 CET | News
Spark New Zealand has launched a www.becounted.org.nz campaign, inviting the public to weigh in about the Commerce Commission's plans to increase what Chorus can charge to access their network. The operator said the move will push up the price for everybody. "The proposed Chorus charges are almost 80 percent higher per line than the median charge of comparable countries – that's up to NZD 180 more per year. We think that's not on and that Chorus charges should actually be reduced," Spark said, adding that the Commission needs to justify why higher internet charges are in the best interest of

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