Section 69AB(1) of the Telecommunications Act 2001 (“Act”) provides that the Commerce Commission (“Commission”) must, before 1 January 2020 and at least annually thereafter, carry out an assessment to determine the geographic areas in which a specified fibre service is available to end-users.
Section 69AB(2) of the Act provides that the Commission must, by public notice, declare an area to be a specified fibre area if the Commission determines in an assessment under section 69AB(1) that a specified fibre service is available to end-users in the area.
The Commission hereby gives notice that the areas identified in the map of specified fibre areas as specified fibre areas are declared to be specified fibre areas on and after 1 February 2020. The map of specified fibre areas is available on the Commission’s website at: https://comcom.govt.nz/regulated-industries/telecommunications/regulated-services/consumer-protections-for-copper-withdrawal/map-of-specified-fibre-areas.
Date of Notice: 19 December 2019.