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US internet speeds jump, but still lag worldwide: Ookla

US internet speeds jump, but still lag worldwide: Ookla net report for the US is in, and it’s got some good news: internet speeds have become noticeably faster.Broadband customers across the US are now seeing average speeds over 50Mps down for the first time — specifically, 54.

Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy

Comcast thinks it should be able to charge more to preserve your privacy People get up in arms when it comes to privacy on services like Google and Facebook, but your ISP could gather much, much more information about you if it wanted.The cable giant thinks your privacy should come with an added fee.

Results are in: Quarterly UFB figures show Kiwis remain ‘enthusiastic’

Results are in: Quarterly UFB figures show Kiwis remain ‘enthusiastic’ The results are in: Communications Minister Amy Adams has released the latest quarterly report on the Ultra Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiative.The results reveal demand for faster and more reliable internet amongst Kiwis is still going strong.

More than 300,000 to benefit as first phase of RBI mpleted

More than 300,000 to benefit as first phase of RBI mpleted More than 300,000 homes and businesses across the country can benefit from improved broadband, with the first phase of the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative has coming to an end.“Under the programme, rural communities around New Zealand have significantly improved broadband, thanks to the Government’s $300 million investment into RBI,” she says.

2degrees wants to bridge nnections for SuperGold Card holders

2degrees wants to bridge nnections for SuperGold Card holders Spread the word amongst your families - SuperGold Card holders signed up to 2degrees can now get up to $20 discounted off their Pay Monthly and home broadband plans.690,000 SuperGold Card holders can receive a $5 per month discount on Pay Monthly plans, or a $5 per month discount on home broadband plans.

Kiwis can now mpare 94 different internet providers

Kiwis can now mpare 94 different internet providers Founded by Gavin Male and Alex Grace, the site, which officially launched on June 30th, lists more than 2800 different broadband packages from 94 different New Zealand ISPs.The company say the new support will help those who aren’t entirely comfortable committing to a new broadband plan without discussing the options first.

Kiwis love streaming: Almost half of all broadband nnections have unlimited data

Kiwis love streaming: Almost half of all broadband nnections have unlimited data Kiwis are loving unlimited internet connections, with Statistics NZ reporting almost half of all broadband connections across the country had unlimited data plans as of 30 June 2016.The organisations says 2016 has seen 43% more unlimited data plans than in 2015, when only around one-third of connections were unlimited.

Spark waives early termination & moving fees for quake-affected customers

Spark waives early termination & moving fees for quake-affected customers “For those people it must be a hugely stressful time, and the news they may need to move is always devastating.We think the most important thing we can do is help make this process as smooth as we can at our end, and waiving fees is the right thing to do,” he says.

Chorus upgrades more rural broadband cabinets around NZ

Chorus upgrades more rural broadband cabinets around NZ The broadband cabinets have been upgraded with new VDSL broadband electronics and connected back to the local exchange by fibre optic cable.Ed Beattie, Chorus’ GM of Infrastructure, says slow internet speeds have been a concern for businesses and residents in these areas for a while.

MyRepublic's Halloween promo narrowly escapes death by mplaint

MyRepublic's Halloween promo narrowly escapes death by mplaint Kiwi broadband retailer MyRepublic has been let off by the Advertising Standards Authority, after a complaint about an unaddressed mail that was 'in very poor taste'.The unaddressed mail was in relation to a gigabit fibre broadband package, which was half price for six months.

FCC Republicans confirm they'll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible

FCC Republicans confirm they'll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible Incoming President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he opposes net neutrality, as have Pai and O’Rielly, and the regulatory scheme that implements it is not long expected to survive Trump’s taking office.Under Tom Wheeler, the FCC generally defended the principle of an open Internet, as opposed to a tiered version.

Skinny ups its broadband play

Skinny ups its broadband play Telco privider Skinny has made its move into the unlimited broadband world, announcing today its Unlimited plan as the company looks to cash in on Kiwi’ love for uncapped data.According to Skinny, the company is looking to keep broadband options competitive for customers.

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses In its brief, the FTC argues that Qualcomm used its position to extort higher royalties from smartphone manufacturers.The FTC asserts that Qualcomm enforces a “No license, no chips,” policy in which it will not sell parts to a cell phone manufacturer unless the manufacturer agrees to its patent and licensing terms.

Speed isn't everything: 3 vital things to look for in your ISP

Speed isn't everything: 3 vital things to look for in your ISP For the average prospective customer, the bandwidth that an ISP promises to deliver is the most important variable (aside from plan pricing) that “stands out”.When your Internet connection has an issue, the next worst thing that could happen is to call your ISP’s customer service line only to be put on hold for hours while waiting for an operator to answer.

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review The organisation says it is particularly pleased with the focus on fibre broadband.We think it will deliver the fair broadband prices Kiwis deserve," explains Jordan Carter, InternetNZ chief executive.

Internet users are tripping as their service provider gifts free data for life

Internet users are tripping as their service provider gifts free data for life The Reliance Industries owned company is now planning to disrupt the wired broadband market with its own FTTH service that would offer Gigabit speeds at a fraction of the cost of current broadband service providers.Unsurprisingly, Indians couldn't hide their excitement.

Kiwis’ broadband habits revealed

Kiwis’ broadband habits revealed It seems Kiwis like to break for dinner before diving head first into the screens, with new data from Chorus shedding some light on New Zealanders’ broadband habits.According to the figures, data usage on the Chorus network is at its lowest at 5am and begins to rise between 6am and 8:30am.

Chorus' year ahead: UFB roll outs and increased customer focus

Chorus' year ahead: UFB roll outs and increased customer focus Operating revenues were $529 million and operating expenses were $194 million.“It’s our intention to bolster the support we offer retailers in migrating customers to our fibre network where it’s available, or to VDSL as a fibre-ready transition step in other areas.

Kiwis want faster internet, especially in rural areas, survey finds

Kiwis want faster internet, especially in rural areas, survey finds Surprise surprise, Kiwis want faster internet for their homes, and they want it now.The survey, by UMR Research, investigated how New Zealanders use home internet connections, and how they expect that use to change in the next three years.

Selling broadband to millennials: Market schemes and outlook for 2017

Selling broadband to millennials: Market schemes and outlook for 2017 Large broadband companies may soon have the opportunity to lobby once more for the FCC to strike down or at least tone down its net neutrality rules.The company offers a truly unlimited internet service (no throttling) at a cost that’s cheaper than a bundled phone+broadband service.