The InternetNZ Code of Practice (CoP) for ISPs is likely to be more multifaceted, complex and expensive to implement than first thought, says executive director Peter Macaulay.
Consultant Lawrence Zwimpfer has completed a report on the CoP, based on a preliminary document and feedback from a survey of views from ISPs and other stakeholders. This will be taken up by the CoP “action group”, probably today, Macaulay says. The action group is chaired by councillor Chris Streatfield.
“I don’t know what they’ll do with it,” Macaulay says. “Personally, I want [InternetNZ] to authorise funding” to meet the expected higher cost. This arises from the probable need for separate codes to deal with the ISP-consumer relationship, relationships among ISPs “and possibly an upstream component, dealing, for example, with how we expect telcos to behave”.