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Selling broadband to millennials: Market schemes and outlook for 2017
To market broadband services to millennials, broadband companies need to acknowledge their preferences and buying habits or tendencies.
Kiwis want faster internet, especially in rural areas, survey finds
"What the survey is showing us is that New Zealanders are ready to move on from the copper internet era."
Chorus' year ahead: UFB roll outs and increased customer focus
“It’s our intention to bolster the support we offer retailers in migrating customers to our fibre network where it’s available."
Kiwis’ broadband habits revealed
"What these numbers are overwhelmingly telling us is that as a nation our average data use is growing fast.”
Rural New Zealand gets a taste of satellite broadband
“Many rural homes are using patchy mobile broadband or don’t have Internet access at all."
InternetNZ welcomes govt's Telco Act Review
"We will apply a magnifying glass to the details to make sure that fair prices for broadband are a reality after 2020."
nbn announces huge revenue growth, well on track for 2020 goal
“In the past six months, nbn recorded revenue close to the total achieved in the entire fiscal 2016 year.”
India using alternative channels to enable widespread broadband services
The Government of India is working to bring cost-effective broadband services to all its citizens, through the use of white spaces.
Speed isn't everything: 3 vital things to look for in your ISP
ISPs will always try to woo customers with impressive connection speeds - here are 3 crucial factors to consider before signing that contract.
Skinny ups its broadband play
Skinny has made its move into the unlimited broadband world, as the company looks to cash in on Kiwi’ love for uncapped data.
Chorus upgrades more rural broadband cabinets around NZ
“There’s no question that access to better broadband makes a significant difference to the lives of New Zealanders."
MyRepublic's Halloween promo narrowly escapes death by complaint
MyRepublic has been let off by the Advertising Standards Authority, after a complaint about a promo that was 'in very poor taste'.
Revealed: Who is New Zealand’s cheapest non-contract ISP?
When it comes to Internet in New Zealand, many Kiwis are led to believe there are only a few options from the major players. However, this isn't true.
Spark waives early termination & moving fees for quake-affected customers
Spark broadband customers who have been forced to move due to the earthquakes no longer need to deal with early termination & moving fees.
CenturyLink 'extends reach' through $34 billion buyout of Level 3 Communications
Global IT company CenturyLink is spending around $34 billion to buy out Fortune 500 and global communications company Level 3 Communications.
Ovum on gigabit broadband: Is it speed for speed's sake?
Is there a genuine need for speeds of 1Gbps or more? Equipment vendors want to think so, but service providers Ovum has spoken to are less certain.
InternetNZ uncovers Kiwis' cyber-savviness when exploring the wild, wild web
Kiwis are aware of personal security risks when it comes to the world wide web, but what are our hopes and fears, new research from InternetNZ asks.
New Zealand's fibre connections double, Statistics NZ reports
“This can make it easier for businesses to grow and for households to use the internet for streaming movies, online gaming, and communication."
Kiwis love streaming: Almost half of all broadband connections have unlimited data
“A few years ago only 5% of us had uncapped broadband connections, so it’s exciting to think where we could be in another few years."
Kiwis can now compare 94 different internet providers
“Some of the newer ISPs have got great plans that really take advantage of the new UFB fibre network. It’s well worth knowing your options."
Stuff launches NZ's first ever fibre-only service
“Fibre is the future we’ve all been waiting for - and it’s all we offer."
Kordia announces completion of 9.6 terabit fibre backhaul network
Kordia has been busy improving its fibre backhaul networks across the North Island and finally completed the project last week, the company announced.
2degrees wants to bridge connections for SuperGold Card holders
"By introducing this monthly discount we hope to make our services more affordable so that more Kiwis can get connected."
Key contractor pulls the plug on Chorus UFB contract
“The fact that Chorus continues to promote and support this low-value contracting model is disgraceful."