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Half a million dollars for more schools to get wireless technology

Half a million dollars for more schools to get wireless technology The Government has announced funding of $500,000 that will see over 40 more schools across the country receive wireless technology.The funding is part of the Ministry of Education’s Wireless School Network Upgrade Project.

Auckland uncil rolls out dog safety app

Auckland uncil rolls out dog safety app In the wake of several reported dog attacks this week, Auckland Council is this week rolling out a ‘dog safety’ app designed to keep children safe around our four legged friends.According to the council, Auckland will be the first city to roll it out in schools, using a suite of iPads donated by educational IT supplier Cyclone.

Simplified UFB nsent ming for shared property & apartment dwellers

Simplified UFB nsent ming for shared property & apartment dwellers Category One includes installation methods that will have no lasting impacts on shared property, such as installation in grass on the side of a driveway.This doesn't require consent, but will require a minimum of 5 working days' notice.

Govt makes law changes to simplfy UFB rollout

Govt makes law changes to simplfy UFB rollout Category One includes installation methods that will have no lasting impacts on shared property, such as installation in grass on the side of a driveway.This doesn't require consent, but will require a minimum of 5 working days' notice.

New Bill to simplify UFB rollout passes unntested

New Bill to simplify UFB rollout passes unntested A Bill to streamline the rollout of Ultra Fast Broadband has passed its first reading in Parliament.The Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters) Amendment Bill creates a new consenting process that telecommunications companies must follow when installing networks such as UFB.

Stuff's entry into the Ultra Fast Broadband market "out of the blue"

Stuff's entry into the Ultra Fast Broadband market "out of the blue" It turns out that New Zealand's media agencies are getting in on the ultra-fast broadband rush, as Fairfax Media's news website Stuff announced it will be launching uncapped fibre services in the next three months.According to reports, Stuff Fibre will only offer fibre-optic broadband that will be uncapped with a reported 100 megabit download speed.

Stuff Fibre: What are the experts saying?

Stuff Fibre: What are the experts saying? Both Spark and Ritchie have provided official statements to Techday about the move, which echo comments made to Radio New Zealand by Gavin Ellis this week.“It’s an interesting move from Stuff given the fierce level of competition in the broadband market and the number of players that exist, especially as there are signs of consolidation in the market," says Spark.

New 1 Gigabit fibre offering good news for NZ

New 1 Gigabit fibre offering good news for NZ Communications Minister Amy Adams is welcoming news the three local fibre companies will be offering a 1 Gigabit product for residential on the government’s UFB network.Local companies Enable, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre advised the release of the new Residential Only BS2a 1G/500Mbps service from 1 October.

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.

mmunities transform - Whakatane UFB build now mplete

mmunities transform - Whakatane UFB build now mplete Ian Bonnar, executive member of Chorus, says UFB has the potential to transform New Zealand’s economy and its communities.“So we’re really looking forward to seeing how the Whakatane community can take advantage of having world-class connectivity right on their door step,” he says.

Vocus launches gigabit UFB plans aimed at gamers

Vocus launches gigabit UFB plans aimed at gamers Retail UFB provider, BigPipe, also upgraded to gigabit once Chorus said they’d take the gigabit service from Dunedin nationwide.They may be gigabit plans by name, but error correction and network overhead means that users will most likely get 700–990Mbps downstream and about 400mbps upstream.

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.

Govt extends free UFB nnections

Govt extends free UFB nnections The Government has extended its existing agreement with Chorus that sees free residential connections to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network.The agreement forged between Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) and Chorus means Chorus will continue to offer free residential UFB installations for almost every homeowner until the end of the UFB initiative in 2019.

Govt announces new RMA standard for tels

Govt announces new RMA standard for tels The Government has announced a new National Environmental Standard for Telecommunications Facilities under the Resource Management Act.The new standards will make it easier for Kiwis to get connect to better communications technologies, and save consumers and ratepayers millions of dollars, the Government says.

MyRepublic to restore faith in Australian internet

MyRepublic to restore faith in Australian internet According to Nicholas Demos, managing director at MyRepublic Australia, they have made great strides in signing customers to Ultra-Fast internet, but want to continue raising awareness for ultra-fast internet using the Gigatown competition.In Singapore, over 95% of all new connections choose Ultra-Fast internet and in New Zealand 50% ordering a MyRepublic service select the Ultra-Fast plan.

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.

Phase 2 of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway - who’s town is next?

Phase 2 of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway - who’s town is next? The second phase of the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative is underway, with Hikurangi and Hokitika the lucky first towns to benefit.“Having access to fast and reliable broadband is critical for regional towns like Hikurangi and Hokitika,” Communications Minister, Simon Bridges.

NZ feels the need for speed: More Kiwis using Ultra-Fast Broadband

NZ feels the need for speed: More Kiwis using Ultra-Fast Broadband According to Communications Minister Simon Bridges, Kiwis are taking to Ultra-Fast Broadband.More than one third of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband are connected and making use of the service.