I am very concerned and annoyed about Spark/Chorus for three reasons.
One They were given the bulk of the UFB roll out.
They were offered special concessions on price etc for this.
They are now (2017) saying they are not making enough money having to compete with low cost fibre offerings.
They are wanting to buy some of the other current UFB companies in Wellington etc.
If we are not careful they will end up the only UFB / telco in New Zealand.
I am also annoyed that so many people stick with them, even while they complain about their bad service!