Will New Zealand’s brave proposals influence US regulatory thinking?

Since the 1980s, when it was the first country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to eschew explicit regulation of telecommunications operators in favor of a competition law-based approach, New Zealand has been a leader in regulatory innovation. Its position as a country to watch was further enhanced when, in 2008, it became (after Australia) only the second non-Asian nation to invest in a government-subsidized nationwide fiber broadband network.