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Labour Party continues to bag on rural broadband initiative
The Labour Party says Minister Amy Adams is currently trying to contain the fallout from the Government’s $300 million rural broadband scheme.
Labour slams Govt. rural broadband scheme
"It’s time Amy Adams stood up for regional New Zealand."
Victims info line open 24/7
“This valuable service ensures victims and people who support them have easy access to an information service."
Bids open for Government's UFB expansion
“We want people living outside the bigger centres to enjoy the economic, health and education benefits that fibre is delivering."
Government's broadband rollout to support regional growth
“From rural agriculture to Telehealth, digital learning and social benefits, high speed connectivity is game changing for regional New Zealand.”
Deadline issued for council digital enablement plans
Local authorities will have a month to outline how they will take advantage of new investment from the government’s broadband extension.
More than 700,000 Kiwi homes and businesses have access to UFB
The UFB rollout to schools is 96% complete with 2324 schools now able to connect, with all schools being able to connect by the end of the year.
Government looks for support agency following Harmful Communications passing
"It will work with parties to help get objectionable content off the internet and provide advice on other possible remedies.”
Kiwis can now find NZ's best broadband with new, national map
A national broadband map has been launched to help New Zealanders source the best broadband options available for their home or business.
NZ's cyberbullying bill passes with huge party support
The Harmful Digital Communications Bill has passed its third and final reading in Parliament, with an overwhelming cross-party support.
Cyber bullying bill: Dark and sinister side to the internet
ACT leader says the Harmful Digital Communications Bill will likely affect the very people the bill is trying to protect – young people."
Budget 2015 sees boost for NZ broadband initiatives
Budget 2015 sets aside funding to deliver on the Government’s commitment to roll out world-class internet connectivity for New Zealanders.
NZ ICT sector performance 'pleasing'
The 2015 ICT Sector report underlines how New Zealand has been rapidly diversifying its economy in recent years," says Steven Joyce.
UFB uptake on the up
More than 85,000 Kiwis had made the move to ultra-fast broadband at the end of March, as the UFB project gains traction.
Lifting the veil on NZ's cyberbullying bill
The Harmful Digital Communications Bill introduces a range of measures to address damaging online communications.
Communications Minister Adams rolls out plan to extend UFB
Communications Minister Amy Adams today made good on an election year pledge to extend the government's ultrafast broadband fibre network to more regi
New Zealand named champion of fibre connectivity
New Zealand is officially number one among developed countries for growth of fibre connections, with an annual growth rate of 272%.
UFB top of the agenda for Amy Adam's second term
Now in her second term as Minister of Communications, Amy Adams chats to Heather Wright about her plans for this term, UFB and why she lobbied for the broadcasting portfolio.
Chorus completes first Ultra-fast broadband town
Chorus has today announced Oamaru is the first town in New Zealand to have its fibre network completed under Chorus’ ultra-fast broadband programme.
Kiwi UFB uptake passes 10%
Broadband connections have increased nearly 40% over the past quarter according to the latest quarterly figures of the Government’s ultrafast broadband and rural broadband initiative.
National ramps up broadband initiative... targets 200,000 Kiwis
"Having completed nearly 40 per cent of the build to more than half a million houses and businesses, we believe it is time to extend UFB to a further 200,000 New Zealanders."
Govt unveils TV white space rules to boost broadband services
"Television white space offers opportunities for new ways to deliver wireless services such as broadband."
National "finally wakes up" to rural broadband issues
"Broadband connections in rural New Zealand are poor by world standards."
Govt reveals $150m rural broadband boost
"The RBI is making an immense difference to the way our rural firms do business, the way our kids learn and the way our health services deliver to us as patients."