The Minister of Economic Development says while the decision not to unbundle Telecom's local loop is "an issue", it won't stop broadband rollout.
Jim Anderton is one of the three ministers responsible for Project Probe and he says the recommendation not to unbundle shouldn't be taken as a permanent move.
"We may well need to unbundle in due course and the commissioner is in place to look at that as an option."
Anderton says the Telecommunications Commission is an independent agency that is set up to review such situations critically without political pressure.
"And you can never say never about these things, especially when it comes to technology."