Supplementary Order Paper No 83

New clause 3A

After clause 3 (page 1, after line 9), insert:

3A Section 90 amended (Crown use of telecommunications development levy)

After section 90(3), insert:

(4)

The Minister must ensure that any use of the telecommunications development levy for purposes specified in subsection (1)⁠(b) or (d) promotes—

(a)

competition in non-urban telecommunications markets; and

(b)

the diversity of non-urban communities intended to be served by the levy; and

(c)

the range of different technological options that may best serve particular non-urban communities; and

(d)

the rapid pace of technological development.