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NZ's UFB build on track - Waiheke now complete
“Nationwide, uptake has now reached around 30%, and the build is over 70% complete.
09 Dec 16
Mangawhai to Sydney to mainland USA - NZ's fourth international cable on its way
“New Zealand’s demand for data is ever-increasing, and international connectivity is critical for our economy."
28 Nov 16
Govt gives telco industry props for restoration efforts following quakes
“Working around the clock, Spark, Vodafone, 2 Degrees, Chorus and other smaller operators have employed every ounce of Kiwi spirit and ingenuity."
22 Nov 16
Adams says Netsafe to play key role in curbing online harassment in NZ
The establishment of this role aims to set a new benchmark for curbing online harassment and intimidation.
22 Nov 16
ComCom calls for submissions on rural fibre
“As the broadband rollout moves into more economically challenging areas, it’s important to consider other ways to increase the opportunities."
07 Nov 16
New Zealand and Australia VS cyber security
“Working together means we can better respond to challenges and be prepared to deal with serious cyber threats that could affect both our nations."
03 Nov 16
Cybercrime now 'bigger than the global drugs trade'
“It is imperative New Zealanders are aware of cyber risks and take simple steps to protect themselves."
25 Oct 16
Election broadcasts 'outdated format' to get a revamp in 2017
“I hope that by giving parties more flexibility in how they communicate their messages, more voters will engage in the electoral process."
21 Oct 16
Govt extends free UFB connections
“The agreement is a pragmatic solution and has been agreed without further funding from CFH."
18 Oct 16
Are Kiwi employees in the dark when It comes to cyber security?
“All employers and employees should understand their role in protecting the information that belongs to their workplace."
10 Oct 16
Early Government buyout a credit to UFB rollout success
“It’s outstanding for a Government partnership to have delivered this digital infrastructure at such a low cost to the taxpayer."
07 Sep 16
New $2 million fund to help prepare NZ for digital age
“Technology affects virtually every area of our daily lives, and the pace of change has law-makers and bureaucrats struggling to keep up."
24 Aug 16
New Zealand's new CERT Advisory Board members announced
New Zealand's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Advisory Board has been formed, comprised of industry experts and cybersecurity professionals.
23 Aug 16
New 1 Gigabit fibre offering good news for NZ
“Faster speeds means people can use the internet in ways that were never possible before, creating more innovation and productivity."
22 Aug 16
More than 300,000 to benefit as first phase of RBI completed
“Before the project, rural communities were grappling with poor speeds, little better than dial up – but are now enjoying speeds around 100x faster."
09 Aug 16
Results are in: Quarterly UFB figures show Kiwis remain ‘enthusiastic’
“More than one million households, businesses, schools and hospitals can access UFB. This means 2.4 million New Zealanders are now able to connect."
08 Aug 16
UFB rollout in Queenstown now complete
Over 7000 households and businesses are now able to connect to faster and more reliable internet.
01 Aug 16
Adams calls for industry feedback on Telco Act review
Communications Minister Amy Adams is seeking business & consumer feedback on the regulation of fixed line communication services after 2020.
12 Jul 16
New Bill to simplify UFB rollout passes uncontested
A new Bill to streamline the rollout of Ultra Fast Broadband has passed its first reading in Parliament.
11 Jul 16
Govt makes law changes to simplify Ultra Fast Broadband rollout
Shared property and apartment dwellers will find it easier to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) in light of new changes made to the UFB rollout.
30 Jun 16
Rotorua UFB rollout complete: 31 schools now faster than ever
Chorus announces UFB rollout is complete in Rotorua, bringing the service to almost 27,000 schools, businesses, health services and residents.
17 Jun 16
Adams celebrates RBI completion, acknowledges Chorus
“It’s now up to each community to make the most of this increased connectivity.”
13 Jun 16
Govt appoints NetSafe to lead cyber bullying prevention
Internet safety watchdog NetSafe has been selected by the Govt to help reduce harmful digital communications in an official Approved Agency role.
01 Jun 16
Waiuku 17th New Zealand town to get ultra fast broadband
The ultra-fast-broadband (UFB) installation complete in the Waikato town of Waiuku, potentially connecting over 3628 homes, schools & businesses
19 May 16