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Bids open for Government's UFB expansion
“We want people living outside the bigger centres to enjoy the economic, health and education benefits that fibre is delivering."
Government's broadband rollout to support regional growth
“From rural agriculture to Telehealth, digital learning and social benefits, high speed connectivity is game changing for regional New Zealand.”
Deadline issued for council digital enablement plans
Local authorities will have a month to outline how they will take advantage of new investment from the government’s broadband extension.
2000th school to connect to government's managed network
“Fast connections and uncapped data are like heat and water. Every student should have as much as they need to achieve their best."
Ruapehu begins second phase of broadband investment bid
The Ruapehu Council has begun the second stage of its broadband investment bid, hoping to gain part of the national broadband investment programme.
More than 700,000 Kiwi homes and businesses have access to UFB
The UFB rollout to schools is 96% complete with 2324 schools now able to connect, with all schools being able to connect by the end of the year.
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."
Kiwis can now find NZ's best broadband with new, national map
A national broadband map has been launched to help New Zealanders source the best broadband options available for their home or business.
Govt wants to limit UFB involvement, wary of stuffing up sector, English says
The government doesn't want to spend any more money or stay any longer in the build of New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband network.
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.
Need for speed: 100,000th customer signs on for UFB
100,000 Kiwis are now onboard with UFB, with Amy Adams hailing the milestone as a huge achievement putting NZ ahead of similar international builds.
Broadband and cellphone coverage in Northland underwhelming
“Better broadband services and mobile coverage will open up new opportunities, and there is significant ground to be made up in Northland."
UFB build hits halfway milestone
The nationwide ultrafast broadband rollout has hit the halfway mark for its first stage, with 11 towns and cities now able to reap the benefits.
Adams targets UFB land access, power line use in proposed law change
Amy Adams wants to reduce consenting delays affecting an estimated 15 percent of households in the government-sponsored UFB roll out.
Kiwi company develops battery backup for UFB devices
"There has been a marked increase in the uptake of fibre both to homes and businesses and Sentry Lite maintains power supply for internet and VoiP."
Chorus says RMA fix needed as fibre rollout stumbles
Chorus has called on the government to enact changes to the Resource Management Act to speed fibre rollout
Chorus UFB programme into 'the next phase'
As demand for fibre becomes mainstream, the Chorus UFB programme has moved into the next phase, according to an update from Chorus,
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.
Taupo gets head start as Chorus completes UFB network
Taupo has become the first town in the North Island to have the Chorus UFB network completed.
UFB expo to teach kids programming
"It’s as important as handwriting used to be. It’s not just a skill for the future, it’s a skill for now.”
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.
Bigpipe takes on Wellington; other cities to follow
Naked broadband provider Bigpipe begins its expansion, with Wellington service now available.