By Chris Barton – [New Zealand] On May 4 the Commerce Commission will release revised prices for Chorus’s unbundled copper network which will once again highlight the pig’s ear the government has made of telecommunications here. I know what you’re thinking. Who cares about copper when the future is fibre and ultra fast broadband (UFB)?
But the truth is most of us are going to be on copper – for the so called “last mile” to our homes for years to come. I’ve just checked the areas Chorus has designated will have footpaths dug up for ultra-fast broadband deployment over the year beginning in July and found my suburb (Devonport) isn’t one of them. more> http://is.gd/yQ6WCI