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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.

Goodbye internet privacy, we hardly knew you

Goodbye internet privacy, we hardly knew you But shortly after birth, what came to be known colloquially as “Broadband Privacy Rules” were targeted by the incoming Trump administration as an unnecessary overreach.The Broadband Privacy Rule would’ve required ISPs to state their intentions directly to you: what they want to collect, how they might share it and sell it and to whom.

FCC pushes Lifeline broadband subsidy approval back to the states

FCC pushes Lifeline broadband subsidy approval back to the states At the heart of Pai decision is a change to how companies can be approved to participate in the Lifeline program with regard to broadband services.25 per month subsidy to low-income citizens that can be applied toward telecommunications and broadband services.

FCC nixes Charter’s broadband expansion requirement in competitive markets

FCC nixes Charter’s broadband expansion requirement in competitive markets Specifically, the FCC has turned its sights on a requirement that was imposed when Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks were joined.The change alters how Charter is required to make its broadband internet services available to new customers, as Reuters reports.

Top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast fixed-line broadband

Top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast fixed-line broadband “The results show that New Zealanders are downloading, streaming TV and gaming at a huge rate,” says Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers.“Our use of new technology is also driving the increase in speed.

Chorus reveals top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast fixed-line broadband

Chorus reveals top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast fixed-line broadband Overall, the average download speed for households and small businesses on the Chorus network in February 2017 was 41Mbps compared with 25Mbps at the same time last year.“The results show that New Zealanders are downloading, streaming TV and gaming at a huge rate,” says Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers.

Chorus reveals top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast broadband

Chorus reveals top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast broadband Overall, the average download speed for households and small businesses on the Chorus network in February 2017 was 41Mbps compared with 25Mbps at the same time last year.“The results show that New Zealanders are downloading, streaming TV and gaming at a huge rate,” says Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers.

FCC votes to eliminate price caps for business broadband customers

FCC votes to eliminate price caps for business broadband customers Small businesses may end up paying more for their broadband internet service thanks to a ruling made yesterday, April 20, by the Federal Communications Commission.The FCC argues that companies will be more inclined to extend their coverage if the price caps are not in effect.

Australians crying upside down

Australians crying upside down Australians are not ready for superbeast broadband,NBN chief saysblirHEADERS196READERS176READERSIE million mess new amounted to the NBNi) charts Charm, I (ti)AUSSIES are just not ready for superbeast broadband and would not use iteven if we offered it far free", the head of the National Broadband Networkhas alarmed.EIGHT THEAlton's arrest: can guyoutside Massesthingo an Huawei Mate , BootFleet: which phone std ye.