13 May 2011
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Joyce accepts ComCom's broadband recommendation

Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Steven Joyce, has accepted and agreed to the Commerce Commission's recommendations on the removal of resale regulations on retail broadband and data services. 

The Commission recommended removal of resale regulation of retail broadband and data services, and resale regulation of bundled retail services. 

"Regulation of these retail services have been scaled back because competitive service providers are now using regulated wholesale access services, such as bitstream, to provide their own retail and broadband data service offerings," said Joyce. 

The Commission made the recommendations on the back of an investigation prompted by a Telecom request, in 2009, to consider changes. 

Joyce said implementation of the Commission's recommendations helps serve his Ministerial directive to "promote competition for the long-term benefit of end-users of telecommunication services."

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