BSPAD Scheme takes on disputes re access to shared property broadband installations

24 August 2017

Utilities Disputes now provides New Zealand's approved dispute resolution service (BSPAD Scheme) for access to shared property for broadband installations.

Parliament recently passed legislation giving network operators a statutory right of access to install broadband equipment on shared property. Previously network operators were required to gain the consent of all affected parties. Members of the BSPAD Scheme can access shared property to carry out some installations.

On 21 August, Chorus elected to join the Scheme in order to gain the new right of access.

For more information, see our media release and the Dominion Post article.