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Further changes to speed up apartment UFB nnections

Further changes to speed up apartment UFB nnections The Government has announced further reforms to speed up connections to its UFB programme for apartment dwellers.This applies to apartment buildings as well as shared driveways,” says Adams.

Hamilton's $85 million UFB build mes to an end

Hamilton's $85 million UFB build mes to an end The Government has officially announced the completion of the UFB rollout across Hamilton, marking the biggest area completed so far in the Ultra Fast Broadband programme.The rollout has taken close to five years with a price tag that exceeds $85 million.

Fibre unbundling will unlock full potential of UFB, says Vodafone

Fibre unbundling will unlock full potential of UFB, says Vodafone From 2020, the Government will move to a framework for regulating copper and fibre services that is similar to the one used for utilities like electricity lines.Adams says the move will deliver the stability needed to support investment in high quality and affordable communications services for New Zealanders.

It's official: 1.2 million Kiwis now have access to faster internet

It's official: 1.2 million Kiwis now have access to faster internet 2 million New Zealanders can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, thanks to the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) rollouts.A total of 142 newly built Rural Broadband towers are in operation, making the new tower build 92% complete.

Ultrafast Fibre mpletes 50,000th UFB nnection, targets Kiwi business

Ultrafast Fibre mpletes 50,000th UFB nnection, targets Kiwi business Last week saw the 50,000th connection to Ultrafast Fibre’s UFB network, marking what the company says is an important milestone for the local fibre business.“We are delighted to have achieved our 50,000th connection,” says Ultrafast Fibre CEO William Hamilton.

Unbundling UFB – NZ wholesale/retail changes post 2020

Unbundling UFB – NZ wholesale/retail changes post 2020 While there is very little detail as to the form it would take, Chorus is at this point looking to launch an unbundled UFB (GPON) offering from 2020.This is in line with the NZ Government’s recent statements that unbundling requirements will kick in after 2020 to promote innovation on the UFB network.

UFB rollout in Queenstown now mplete

UFB rollout in Queenstown now mplete It’s official, Queenstown’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build is now complete.“The UFB build is New Zealand’s biggest infrastructure build that’s being delivered on time and within budget,” says Adams.

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.

Kiwis now have access to game changing Gigabit UFB

Kiwis now have access to game changing Gigabit UFB Tens of thousands of New Zealanders are in reach of Gigabit broadband, a bit of a game changer in the digital realm.Which is why Ultrafast Fibre Limited and Northpower Fibre’s latest announcement is exciting for Kiwis.

Kiwis 'another step' closer to better broadband with latest deal

Kiwis 'another step' closer to better broadband with latest deal Since 2012 Chorus has been providing funding for non-standard residential installations, with an initial fund of $20 million – increased to $28 million in 2014.However, earlier this year Chorus announced that funding would be extended until the end of 2016 following a further agreement with CFH.

NZ's UFB build on track - Waiheke now mplete

NZ's UFB build on track - Waiheke now mplete The UFB build on Waiheke Island is now complete, giving 5600 local homes and businesses faster and more reliable internet.All schools on Waiheke Island are now able to connect to fibre through the UFB and Rural Broadband Initiative programmes.

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.

3 Dunedin-born startups take home $60,000 worth of GigStart funding

3 Dunedin-born startups take home $60,000 worth of GigStart funding The winning projects were CoDrivr, Swiftlet and Codelingo – all taking home $20,000 each.There were 23 applications for the GigStart Fund in the fourth and final rounds.

InternetNZ sings govt’s UFB praises

InternetNZ sings govt’s UFB praises The move will mean up to 85% of New Zealanders will have access to fibre by the end of 2024.” InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter says fibre is the best option for internet connectivity in most parts of New Zealand, and this extension will provide more Kiwis with world-class internet infrastructure.

Creative acunting? Labour questions Phase 2 of govt's UFB plan

Creative acunting? Labour questions Phase 2 of govt's UFB plan Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran is calling on tax payers to ask where the money is coming from for the second phase of the Government’s UFB programme.“Almost three years later they’ve increased the cost by another $100m, which they say is tacked onto the original UFB allocation,” says Curran.

Surprise surprise: NZ tels need to up customer service game

Surprise surprise: NZ tels need to up customer service game A new survey from Consumer NZ has revealed internet and mobile companies are struggling with the basics of customer service.Nearly two-thirds of consumers experienced lengthy delays to speak with a customer service rep,” she adds.

UFB uptake growing steadily, says Govt

UFB uptake growing steadily, says Govt “It’s fantastic to see more and more Kiwis getting on board with UFB,” says Communications Minister Simon Bridges.The update shows that deployment of the first phase of the UFB programme is 71% complete, with 21 towns now fully fibred.

Orn & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo

Orn & Slingshot offer quick fix for fibre broadband limbo Telecommunications providers Orcon and Slingshot have launched a new service to help prevent Kiwis landing in broadband limbo when they move into a fibre-ready home.“We have customers who are moving into a new house, see that the house can get fibre, and place an order for fibre broadband,” says Taryn Hamilton, general manager, Consumer, Orcon and Slingshot.