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Don't just blame the kids: Parents spend too much time online as well
A global study of parents by Kaspersky found that 52% trust their children to know when enough online time is enough, but 70% admit they also spend too much time online.
InternetNZ begins quest to replace .nz registry
This is an important project that will improve New Zealand’s domain name system - reinforcing its reliability and security.
Chorus CEO to resign after successful company transformation
Chorus has announced today that CEO and managing director Kate McKenzie will pack her bags and head to Australia at end of 2019, after three years in a CEO role.
Vertel partners with Virtutel to resell NBN Enterprise Ethernet
"Virtutel’s NBN Enterprise Ethernet complements Vertel’s existing capability of providing connectivity to regional and remote areas of Australia."
Nova Energy & Plume launch family-friendly WiFi controls
Nova Energy and smart home internet platform Plume have teamed up to offer New Zealanders a new range of family-friendly internet services and parental controls.
The online content that gives Kiwis concern
InternetNZ has released a report that shows the things we are worried about, and where we might be going wrong.
Why many Kiwis are still sceptical about the digital age
"94% of people are concerned about the security of personal data but many are not taking appropriate steps to protect themselves online."
InternetNZ welcomes Govt's 99.8% broadband coverage plan
The additional coverage will roll out over the next four years as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two/Mobile Black Spots Fund (RBI2/MBSF) programme expansion.
NBN Co rolls out 'optimised' wholesale business bundles for ISPs
“We recognise some businesses are on nbn powered plans that have not been optimised for their needs," says Paul Tyler.
ComCom seeks 3000 volunteers for broadband performance testing
The Commerce Commission wants to rally 3000 volunteers to help make New Zealand’s broadband better for everyone.
NBN launches new simulation-based training facilities for telecommunications employees
The facilities will provide training and assessments for more than 2,000 in-field telecommunications workers.
Oz’s internet needs a helping hand, a new study shows
Australia is ranked 23rd of 30 high-income countries, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s The Inclusive Internet Index.
REVEALED: The top data centre hotspots for business in UK
Bidwells has released a report that delves into the UK data centre market, the hot locations and whether data centres should go rural or city.
IBM Security collaborates to launch anti-DNS tracking service
Quad9 Domain Name Service protects users from accessing malicious internet sites that are known to steal information and other harmful activities.
Open Access brings in 5 years of expanding Africa’s Internet ecosystem
“Over the past five years, Open Access has invested in creating an Internet ecosystem and we are excited to offer attendees access to all levels."
NBN promises faster copper speeds with G.fast
The company says the G.fast technology infrastructure will enable faster speeds for FTTC or FTTB setups.
NBN institute new Tech Lab to improve user experience
NBN says the tech lab will explore and implement emerging technologies such as graph technology and machine learning.
We want to download faster! Australia’s first Gigatown
Australians believe they are getting a raw deal on Wi-Fi when compared to what Kiwis have...
Google provides internet to disaster-struck Peru
"Loon balloons float 20 km up in the stratosphere, and so have the potential to extend connectivity to where it's needed..."
In just 12 months Kiwis getting substantially more data for less money
“The cost of Internet use has dropped over the last year with up to four times the data included at the same price points."
Elon Musk's SpaceX to bring internet to far corners of the Earth
Half the world doesn’t have the luxury of being able to connect to the internet at their leisure, even though internet access is basic human right.
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.”
NEC readies itself for Hong Kong-Guam submarine cable build
Hong Kong & Guam will be linked through a new high-capacity optical submarine cable after NEC and RTI Connectivity signed a supply contract last week.
Kiwis love the internet but there's work to be done on our digital divide, says InternetNZ
"We are still concerned about the digital divides relating to household income, location and ethnicity groups."