That is what the title to this article is suggesting right?
My impression is that Telecoms rivals want two things to continue happening:
- Telecom to be ineligible for broadband subsidies that they are getting from government,
- Telecom to be regulated in a way that: Reduces Telecom’s ability to increase downstream costs. Likely increases Telecom’s marginal costs in retail markets.
As a result, is this really surprising? By increasing the relative marginal costs of a competitor, you can improve your own profitability in the end. I wouldn’t really trust Telecom’s competitors as an objective analyst of how telecommunication policy should take place in NZ 😉