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EY Report Shows No Need for Copper Tax or Govt Bailout

Sunday, 15 December 2013, 4:14 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Today’s EY Australia report vindicates the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing’s view that neither a copper tax nor a taxpayer bailout is necessary to resolve the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) issue. More >>

Adams Wrong on Retail Pricing

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 3:45 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

The Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing is disappointed Communications & IT Minister is continuing to make inaccurate statements about retail pricing of copper broadband and voice services, and has repeated its commitment to work with her constructively ... More >>

Coalition Seeks Dialogue with Government on UFB

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 11:14 am | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

The Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing has today asked to meet with Communications & IT Minister Amy Adams to discuss what constructive role it can play to help support the building and take up of the government’s ultra-fast broadband (UFB) ... More >>

Markets Need Urgent Clarification From Key on Copper Tax

Monday, 2 December 2013, 7:12 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Conflicting statements from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on copper tax regulation need clarification before the NZX and ASX open tomorrow, the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing said today. More >>

Copper Tax is Dead

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 5:01 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

The Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing is asking the government to confirm urgently that it will not proceed with legislation that tries to over-rule or delay the implementation of the new fair prices for copper broadband and voice services, scheduled to come ... More >>

Govt Must Resist Aussie Corporate Bullying Over Copper Tax

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 1:39 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Prime Minister John Key must resist attempts by Australian-based fund manager Investors Mutual Ltd (IML) to bully his government into imposing a copper tax on every Kiwi household and business, the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing said today. More >>

Copper Tax Would Worsen “Digital Divide”

Friday, 22 November 2013, 1:01 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

This week’s World Internet Project report backs up evidence the proposed copper tax would worsen the ‘digital divide’ that already means poor, elderly, Maori, Pacific and rural New Zealanders have inferior access to online services, the Coalition ... More >>

Adams’ No-Nonsense Approach Drives Common Sense From Chorus

Monday, 18 November 2013, 3:21 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Communications and IT Minister Amy Adams’ new no-nonsense approach to copper lines monopolist Chorus Ltd is being credited by the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing for the company’s common-sense decision to withdraw its guidance that it might ... More >>

Copper Tax Work Should Be Suspended While Review Underway

Saturday, 16 November 2013, 3:01 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

All work on the government’s proposed copper tax should be suspended while Ernst & Young Australia carries out Communications and IT Minister Amy Adams’ independent review of Chorus Ltd’s current financial position and future options, the Coalition ... More >>

Review of Chorus “Very Positive Step in Right Direction”

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 11:41 am | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

The Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing says this morning’s announcement by Communications and IT Minister Amy Adams of an independent assessment of Chorus Ltd’s financial position is “a very positive step in the right direction”. More >>

Chorus at No Risk of Financial Distress

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 2:40 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Copper lines monopolist Chorus may have misled Prime Minister John Key, the public and the financial markets when it said yesterday it was at risk of defaulting on its debt, the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing said today. More >>

Amy Adams Must Urgently Deny Reports of Chorus Talks

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 5:24 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams is being urged to immediately deny reports she plans to ‘sit down with Chorus to look at the numbers and come back with some options’ following this morning’s determination by the independent ... More >>

Copper Decision: Chorus Crying Wolf

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 10:46 am | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Copper lines monopolist Chorus is crying wolf in its response to this morning’s pricing determination by independent regulator the Commerce Commission, the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing said today. More >>

Copper Decision: Kiwis Gain Half a Billion Dollars

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 9:15 am | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Kiwi households and businesses will pay $104 million a year less for copper broadband and voice services from December 2014 as a result of this morning’s decision by independent regulator the Commerce Commission, the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing ... More >>

Chorus Product Announcement is Great News for UFB Roll-Out

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 12:48 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Today’s announcement by Chorus that it will consult with retail service providers (RSPs) on new fibre-broadband products is great news for the 30% of Kiwi households and businesses who are expected to sign up for ultra-fast broadband (UFB) by 2020, ... More >>

Submissions Overwhelmingly Oppose Government’s Copper Tax

Friday, 18 October 2013, 2:49 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

Seventy percent of submissions to Communications and IT Minister Amy Adams’ controversial telecommunications review condemn her proposal to price gouge Kiwi households and businesses to deliver super profits to copper network monopolist Chorus, the Coalition ... More >>

20% Chorus Returns “Outrageous”

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 5:14 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

The government must not allow copper network monopolist Chorus to make a 20% annual return on investment at the expense of Kiwi households and businesses, the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing said today. More >>

Coalition Stands by Claims Chorus is at No Risk

Friday, 11 October 2013, 6:38 pm | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

The Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing stands by its opinion that the communications it has received from the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) indicate than neither exchange holds evidence to support New Zealand prime ... More >>

Clarification Sought On Chorus Before Markets Open

Friday, 11 October 2013, 9:01 am | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

The Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing is asking New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Chorus Ltd to urgently clarify any insolvency risk the publicly listed company faces before the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) ... More >>

ASX & NZX Find No Evidence Chorus Could Become Insolvent

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 11:58 am | Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

The Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges (ASX and NZX) have reported to the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing indicating that they have found no evidence to support New Zealand prime minister John Key’s assertion that Chorus Ltd could become ... More >>

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