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30,000 Kiwis get ultra-fast broadband early
636km of new fibre has been added to the UFF’s network two years ahead of schedule.
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."
Commerce Commission seeks to upgrade NZ’s emergency calling code
“As the copper network is gradually withdrawn there may be a small number of New Zealanders who could be left without the means to call 111 during an emergency if they have a power failure.”
Enable celebrates 100,000th connection as Rugby World Cup nears
Enable, Christchurch's fibre broadband provider, has now connected its 100,000th customer to its network, doubling the number of households and businesses connected to ultra-fast fibre broadband in less than two years.
Chorus says the clock's ticking if you want UFB before the Rugby World Cup
“We know demand is going to be high for fibre installations in the lead up to the tournament and we want to make sure New Zealand’s most ardent supporters don't miss out."
Vodafone and PNSol champion new ‘invisble network’ broadband project
"As an industry, we've increased the speed of broadband to one gigabit and beyond, which is a remarkable achievement, but we now have to look beyond speed."
Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
“[We] look forward to continuing to build a great internet service for New Zealanders.”
Kiwi health group concerned about Govt. rural broadband pledge
Why should New Zealanders who don’t live in cities be the last to be supported?
Ultra-fast broadband is coming your way as government invests another $270 million
“By the end of 2022, our UFB programme will provide more than four million New Zealanders with world-class internet.”
4.5G might become irrelevant faster than you think: Apple granted license to test 5G networks
Apple conducts trials as 5G broadband looms on the horizon...
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."
New telco laws for advanced Internet: Goodie bag or mixed bag?
The government has announced a reform of the telco act that will affect Internet around the country - but is it good news for consumers?
Phase 2 of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway - who’s town is next?
The second phase of the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative is underway, with one South Island town and one North Island town first up.
Chorus reveals top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast broadband
“The results show that New Zealanders are downloading, streaming TV and gaming at a huge rate."
Orcon continues Gig rollout to Whangarei
“We have been staggered by the demand for Gig. Gig is the quickest and very best available."
Govt announces new RMA standard for telcos
“This Government has made a priority of removing obstacles to improve connectivity and to modernise and streamline processes."
ComCom calls for submissions on rural fibre
“As the broadband rollout moves into more economically challenging areas, it’s important to consider other ways to increase the opportunities."
InternetNZ praises Spark's one week fibre installation plans
“Having a fast and reliable internet service is becoming a necessity for many people in our technology-driven lives."
Govt extends free UFB connections
“The agreement is a pragmatic solution and has been agreed without further funding from CFH."
Final round of GigStart Fund open to local startups
"The opportunities we’ve had to build Dunedin’s tech community has been very significant and the GigStart fund is a major part of that."
Kiwis now have access to game changing Gigabit UFB
"It’s the reliability and consistency of performance of the future-proofed technology as well,"
Vocus launches gigabit UFB plans aimed at gamers
First or not, gigabit broadband is fast. It isn’t so much a matter of watching characters appear – blink and you’ll miss the entire site.
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience: Tips for businesses wanting UFB at home
“You can’t beat the speed and the improvement in latency and efficiency that you get with it."
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Icehouse & Andy Hamilton
"The nature of our business, working with companies who are operating offshore means we need massive speed, massive connection."