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Adams slams "underwhelming" Labour UFB plans
"Labour is showing that after nearly six years in Opposition and three Opposition Leaders they still have no new ideas and precious little understanding of what is already happening."
Is taxpayer cash being used to plug Chorus' copper hole?
"Chorus has had three years warning of the inevitable fall in copper prices."
Govt welcomes Chorus / Crown Fibre UFB deal...
"The Government’s priority is to ensure the UFB roll out programme stays on track and this agreement helps ensures that the build programme will not be disrupted."
Kiwi start-ups under the market spotlight as Govt hosts major tech summit
"Our technology companies are enjoying double-digit growth and much of this growth is coming from markets like Korea and Australia."
Govt delight as $65m international cable gets green light...
"This agreement is an important step towards gaining a second international cable serving New Zealand."
Govt: Radio spectrum auction completed
"All three mobile network operators can now start building their 4G networks using this spectrum."
Are you a digital cowboy or cautious connector?
The New Zealand government is urging Kiwis to get online this week – to learn more about cyber security.
Enable unveils new Christchurch school fibre broadband plans
"Delivering the benefits of fibre broadband in schools has been a significant focus of Enable since the business was first established in 2007."
Govt: 4G mobile technology a step closer
"Network operators can get on with building their 4G networks and providing consumers with world-class technology."
Govt announces allocation options for 700 MHz radio spectrum
Govt announces the two sets of options that will be used for assigning the 700 MHz radio spectrum band between the successful bidders in the recent auction.
"Lazy" telco rulers fail kiwi consumers
"The Commerce Commission, MBIE and Adams are intellectually lazy on their review of the structure of the market."
Whangarei becomes NZ’s first fully-fibred city
"As the first fully-fibred city in New Zealand, Whangarei is in the enviable position of getting a head start on the rest of the country."
East Cape schools now find broadband faster
Faster broadband is being delivered to twelve rural schools in the Gisborne and Wairoa area as a result of the Government’s broadband initiatives.
Labour slams Chorus appeal as a "waste of time"
John Key and Amy Adams must tell New Zealanders whether they support Chorus’ appeal of the High Court’s ruling in favour of the Commerce Commission.
Tech industry needs students to follow IT career path
Students are being encouraged to consider the many benefits of a career in IT, especially girls who may not have considered the technology industry.
New Govt system signals death of the household phonebook
"In an increasingly digital age, it makes sense to offer people a choice about whether they still want to receive a printed phone book."
One summary says it all - broadband plan comparison is now even easier
A standard format has been developed to help consumers compare different fixed line, residential broadband offers from New Zealand’s leading operators.
Adams backs better broadband info for consumers...
"These changes will make it easier for people to compare what different providers are offering, and to know if they are signing up for a package that meets their needs."
Adams slams Labour's UFB trickery
"Clare Curran’s press release is littered with mistakes. She either doesn’t understand the agreement between Crown Fibre Holdings and Chorus or she is trying to mislead New Zealanders."
Minister welcomes UFB progress
Information and Communications Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the agreement by Crown Fibre Holdings and Chorus on the first tranche of amendments to the companies’ Ultra-Fast Broadband contract.
Exclusive: Amy Adams on ICT - Part 2
New Zealand’s first female communications and IT minister, Amy Adams, talks to Heather Wright about her long-held love of technology and technology’s benefits for New Zealand.
Exclusive: Amy Adams on ICT…
New Zealand's first female communications and IT minister, Amy Adams, talks to Heather Wright about her long-held love of technology and technology's benefits for New Zealand.
Cunliffe not Curran to blame for Labour ICT leak
Despite initial reports to the contrary, Labour have this afternoon revealed that party ideas on ICT policy were in fact sent from leader David Cunliffe’s office.
"Shipwreck" Labour leaks secret ICT plan to Govt…
Labour has been left deeply embarrassed following revelations that party ideas on ICT policy were accidentally emailed to Communications Minister Amy Adams yesterday.