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InternetNZ welcomes LLU draft determinations

Media Release - July 31, 2007 - InternetNZ (The Internet Society of New Zealand) Executive Director Keith Davidson today welcomed the release of draft determinations for the LLU and co-location services, including draft prices.

“The LLU
price of $16.49 per line in urban areas is competitive, and provides a good
incentive to ISPs to invest in DSLAM infrastructure in the urban areas,”
Davidson said.

“The rural
LLU price of $32.20 per line is high, and reinforces the need for the
government to come to the table with its oft-mentioned rural broadband package.

will be working through the details of the draft determinations in the coming
days, and further comment may be offered.

“Now that
the draft prices are known, ISPs can begin to finalise their investment plans.
InternetNZ hopes to hear firm commitments to investment that will deliver
better broadband for New Zealanders, sooner rather than later.

“I also
congratulate the Commission for making such speedy progress in this complicated
area,” concluded Keith Davidson.

For further
comment: Keith
Director021 377

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