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Government releases broadband map
“Our UFB and RBI programmes are charging ahead and this map gives Kiwis a one-stop shop where they can go to find out what services are available."
Gisborne puts its hand up for Round 2 of Government broadband funding
Gaps in connectivity: “We’re also asking for existing wireless networks to be strengthened to get better speed and capacity.”
'Ambitious vision' required to drive NZ connectivity forward
Tuanz is calling on the government to have 'an ambitious vision' for rural connectivity and accept that connectivity is a right, not a want.
Chorus registers interest in government's proposed expansions to UFB, RBI
Chorus has expressed interest in the government's plans to expand the state-sponsored ultrafast broadband network and rural broadband initiatives.
Labour: Rural broadband initiative 'massive policy failure'
"The RBI could prove to be one of the most misguided spends of this National government.”
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.
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.
Rural connectivity under microscope at Wellington symposium
Service providers and rural users will have their chance to help shape the future of rural connectivity at a Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellingto
Tuanz, RHAANZ team up for rural connectivity
“We welcome the expertise that Tuanz can bring to our advocacy around the importance of connectivity for the improvement of rural health outcomes.”
G.fast and new tech considered for expanded UFB and RBI
Use of the newly developed G.fast technology may be considered under the expanded ultrafast broadband project.
More rural towns to get access to better broadband
Chorus has finished work on 28 new fibre-fed broadband cabinets across New Zealand as part of the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative.
Industry experts to discuss Christchurch's digital future
Christchurch is unique in the world, combining the rollout of Ultra-Fast Broadband with the rebuilding of the city following its devastating earthquakes.
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.
HP NZ asks... will your organisation be ready for UFB & RBI?
"With the speed and reliability created by the UFB and the RBI, organisations will have the ability to bring people together across all distances."
Govt beats targets as 300,000 Kiwis access UFB
The total number of end users that can now connect to the government’s UFB network stands at more than 300,000, with over 149,000 homes and businesses in rural areas now accessing faster broadband under the RBI.
Towers to banish dial-up in rural NZ
Vodafone was responsible for building the tower, although other telcos will be able to use it.
Huawei to supply Chorus with RBI boost
New deal provides equipment to increase capacity of existing fibre-optic cables.
Fibre Watch: Slow, expensive RBI
Connecting the most isolated schools to the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative comes at a cost: $2000 per student.
Rural Broadband Initiative takes first step
"The RBI is all about providing digital opportunities to more than a quarter of a million people in rural communities,” Joyce says.
Govt broadband plans miss out 100,000 students
An independent analysis finds a significant number of schools fall between the cracks of UFB and RBI.
SonicWall's Redman resigns
ANZ country manager Dean Redman to leave the internet security solutions provider next week.
Telecom exec team cut to 8
Wayne Peat, Group HR Director, will be leaving Telecom after a management reshuffle.
Fibre Watch: Telecom’s wild week
A billion dollar bid lodged, the RBI deal confirmed, a record fine, and some grief over a long-departed executive's new role. Dr Reynolds and the team have earned their Easter break.
Rural broadband gets the green light
Negotiations with Telecom and Vodafone have been "successfully completed" according to the government.