Friday, November 8, 2013

Chorus shares struggled at just $1.95 at midday, after Communications Minister Amy Adams announced plans for an independent appraisal of the company's books.

Chorus has rolled out ultra-fast broadband cable in parts of Dunedin and around New Zealand.

Stock had fallen as much as 12% to $1.85 - the lowest point since the company listed on the NZX in 2011.

The Government decided to probe Chorus' finances before making a call on intervening in broadband prices.

That followed a Commerce Commission decision on Tuesday to make a 23% cut to what Chorus charges internet retailers for broadband services and line access over its copper network.

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