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Cheap trumps fast or bundled as reason to pick ISP in NZ
Among New Zealand consumers who chose their current Internet Service Provider (ISP) within the last 12 months, by far the most common reason for the choice was to get a cheaper or better deal.
NZ fibre technology shows superior speed
Fibre Speed results are consistently faster than other access technologies although, for the first time, congestion is apparent on the 100Mb/s service for Orcon and Snap.
How to set-up Twitch in New Zealand
So what does a gamer do when they've finished fragging on COD? Why not watch someone else doing it!
How to use iTunes Radio in New Zealand
With the release of iOS 7, you’re probably wondering where iTunes Radio is? Here is a how-to guide on using an US iTunes account in NZ.
Dotcom fights for 1st world NZ internet
"Every day, thousands of Kiwis are living below the global broadband line…"
How to get your computer/internet streaming services on your TV
Getting streaming services on your TV is very easy, with applications available for most devices across a range of streaming services.
Best streaming sites
With the introduction of Quickflix, Premier League Pass and now Ezyflix, streaming sites are coming to New Zealand. However, there's plenty of existing streaming sites out there which allows you to access some great media.
How to access BBC iPlayer from New Zealand
Here’s how to access BBC's iPlayer from here in New Zealand so you can watch many more BBC programs.
Orcon chooses Hawaiki for trans-Pacific cable capacity
New Zealand ISP signs letter of intent with submarine cable group Hawaiki Cable Ltd, confirming its intention to acquire international bandwidth on the ANZ/US segments of the Hawaiki submarine cable system.
How to watch US Netflix here in NZ
Watching premium television has become increasingly more expensive in New Zealand.
Kiwis rate Genius Go - Orcon, look away now…
Pulling no punches, Kiwis offer their thoughts on Orcon's new Genius Go, with one branding the app "more marketing bullshit."
Orcon unveils home phone app
While somewhat anti-climatic, Orcon has revealed Genius Go in Auckland this afternoon.
Orcon to unveil instant messaging service
Orcon is set for a "Top Secret Launch" this afternoon, but Techday already knows the score...
New-look Orcon appoints new CEO
Under new ownership, the internet service provider appoints Greg McAlister as its new chief executive officer.
Q&A with Greg McAlister
Following his appointment as new Orcon CEO this morning, Greg McAlister talks about the market opportunities for the privately owned business.
On the ball Orcon in Facebook putdown
Broadband provider reacts to minor outage with classic Facebook reply.
Have you got the Tech Factor?
Simon Cowell and Will.i.am discuss the launch of an X Factor style show aimed at aspiring technology entrepreneurs.
Orcon throws down gauntlet with free fibre deal
State-owned ISP offers consumers, schools and businesses UFB internet for $0 per month - so what's the catch?
Case Study: Manaia View School using UFB
While the rest of us anxiously await the implementation of the government’s fibre-optic broadband programme, a lucky Northland primary school has been reaping the benefits of UFB for over a year.
Orcon steps up for CanTeen
State-owned ISP signs up as official sponsor for organisation providing support for young people living with cancer.
Orcon announces jumbo plans for Genius
60GB, 200GB and 1000GB on offer for high-volume users keen to try company's VoIP device.
Orcon announces school UFB plans
The government has prioritised education for the UFB roll-out; so what will schools pay for fast broadband?
Vector and Orcon provide 1Gbit/s connection for gaming LAN
Up to 500 gamers at this weekend's Auckmageddon gaming LAN will experience breakneck speeds courtesy of Orcon and Vector's ultra-fast fibre network partnership.