New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has issued its draft decision on the proposed contributions to the country’s NZD50 million (USD39 million) Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) for 2013/14. The government uses the fund to pay for telecoms infrastructure, including the relay service for the deaf and hearing-impaired, broadband for rural areas, and improvements to 111 emergency services. Under the draft ruling, Spark (formerly Telecom New Zealand) will be liable to pay 38.17% of the total (NZD19.1 million), while Vodafone will contribute 27.82% (NZD13.9 million) and Chorus 22.92% (NZD11.5 million). The remainder will be divided among 17 smaller telcos and internet service providers (ISPs). The draft decision is now open for submissions until 28 November, with a final ruling due to be published in late December.