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Clear winners and losers in UFB race, research finds
"Adoption of UFB leads to some wage increases for incumbent workers, but these effects differ by gender, qualification level and skill type."
Chorus to roll out broadband offering with 10Gbps speeds
Chorus says New Zealanders to be given 59 hours back a year with the connection speed increase.
Vodafone, Vocus welcome Com Com scrutiny on unbundled broadband
"Chorus is torpedoing broadband innovation with predatory pricing, and its proposed price drop of 15c a month is pathetic."
Chorus to expand Wi-Fi trials following Christchurch success
Chorus and N4L announced they are expanding a trial that uses Chorus network infrastructure to bring free internet into the homes of students.
Vocus Group and Vodafone partner to unbundle UFB services
The two companies say the move will reduce the dependence on Chorus for themselves and other RSPs.
Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
“[We] look forward to continuing to build a great internet service for New Zealanders.”
Bridging the gap: how to bring world-class fibre speeds to rural businesses
Why the UFB's urban focus shouldn't inhibit rural businesses from attaining a fibre-grade broadband connection.
Kiwis across the country continue to embrace UFB
The number of New Zealand households and businesses connected to ultra-fast broadband (UFB) has increased by 11%...
Let's be known for punching above our weight - IDC releases annual telco report
“Having this superb digital infrastructure across the country means New Zealand can take a slice of the growing digital marketplace.”
Who offers the best broadband for gaming? We're about to find out
The finalists of the Broadband Compare awards have been announced in anticipation of the event, set to take place November 2nd 2017.
When are HSNS tail extensions going to be a thing?
Chorus HSNS pricing makes no sense and makes the product harder to buy.
New consent regime makes access to ultra-fast broadband easier & faster
This will help us achieve our target of providing up to 85% of New Zealanders with access to fibre by the end of 2024.
Kiwi internet speeds soar as UFB rollout nears completion
"We’re tied for third fastest in the APAC region, [which] puts New Zealand alongside other global connectivity leaders such as Japan & South Korea."
Government targets 100% internet connectivity by 2025
It’s reviewing the proposals received in the tender process for the next phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Black Spot Fund.
Hokitika region next to get UFB access in latest rollout
“Fibre provides the broadband equivalent of an autobahn right to the door of homes and businesses, and it will future-proof Hokitika."
Let us tell your story - Educators is here to listen
We want to hear from you. How is the changing digital landscape affecting your educational offerings? We want to tell your stories.
Orcon & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo
“With installs already set to take up to 6 weeks, people don’t always realise that if an order hits any snags, they can be left with no internet."
UFB uptake growing steadily, says Govt
“Access to fast and reliable internet helps create an environment for economic growth – it’s critical to helping businesses and communities thrive."
Surprise surprise: NZ telcos need to up customer service game
The latest Consumer NZ survey on NZ telcos has revealed Kiwis aren't to happy when it comes to customer service.
Creative accounting? Labour questions Phase 2 of govt's UFB plan
"It sounds like creative accounting, and the indications are that Chorus has played hard ball to get the biggest share of the deal on its terms."
InternetNZ sings govt’s UFB praises
"It's fantastic to see the government exceeding expectations in the number of people that will have access to fibre."
What to think about for UFB and your business
I keep hearing about new ultra-fast broadband services, what do I need to think about when upgrading my business? Find out more here.
3 Dunedin-born startups take home $60,000 worth of GigStart funding
There were 23 other applications for the GigStart Fund in the fourth and final rounds.
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."