Regulation of communications under review

  • 08/09/2015
Communications Minister Amy Adams (File)
Communications Minister Amy Adams (File)

The Government has launched a review of the regulations around communications; saying new technology is changing the way New Zealanders live, work and do business.

Communications Minister Amy Adams today released a discussion paper which looks at a new regime post 2020.

The discussion paper 'Regulating communications for the future' will continue the Government's review of the Telecommunications Act 2001.

"New Zealanders have embraced streaming video on demand, which is just the start of what the next generation of broadband can deliver," she said.

"By 2022, at least 80 percent of New Zealanders will have access to fibre and 90 percent will have 4G mobile coverage."

Ms Adams wants industry, consumers and stakeholders to have a say in developing a regulations regime.

You can visit the discussion at: Have Your Say: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Consultation runs until 27 October.

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