Spark launches a campaign on copper prices

The NZ Herald reports:

has started a new lobbying campaign in an effort to stop the setting a big wholesale price rise that will raise copper broadband prices for internet providers.

The campaign is lobbying members of the Commerce Commission rather than politicians.

Called it is the second public relations campaign by the company on the issue and is collecting views from the public over a Commerce Commission draft proposal that will mean big price rises for the wholesale charges.

It is a decision for the Commerce Commission, not the Government. I certainly want lower access prices for copper and good to see Spark advocating this. But I also think that the Commerce Commission has to decide based on the law and the evidence as to what the actual cost is.