Releases

Communications
Mon 8 Aug 2016
The first phase of the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) is now complete, benefitting 300,000 homes and businesses, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. “Under the programme, rural communities around New Zealand have significantly improved broadband, thanks to the Government’s $300 million investment into RBI. We’ve seen a considerable improvement in access, reliability and speeds across New Zealand,” says Ms Adams. ...
Communications
Mon 8 Aug 2016
Communications Minister Amy Adams says demand for the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband continues to grow as the rollout forges ahead. “More than one million households, businesses, schools and hospitals are now able to access Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) services. This means 2.4 million New Zealanders are now able to connect to UFB, which is an outstanding achievement this far into the build,” says Ms Adams. ...
Communications
Fri 29 Jul 2016
Queenstown’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build is complete, and over 7000 households and businesses are now able to connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. In Queenstown today to mark the completion of the rollout, Ms Adams says over 1200 connections have already been made to New Zealand’s growing fibre network. “The UFB build is New Zealand’s biggest infrastructure build that’s being delivered on time and within budget,” says Ms Adams. ...
Communications
Tue 12 Jul 2016
Communications Minister Amy Adams today released an options paper which seeks feedback on the Government’s new ‘utility-style’ model for regulating fixed line communications services after 2020. “Every aspect of our lives is being transformed by changes to technology, innovation and digital convergence. The regime governing our telecommunications industry is now 15 years old and our review is critical to building a system that supports growth, investment and innovation,” says Ms Adams. ...
Communications
Tue 12 Jul 2016
Communications Minister Amy Adams today released an options paper which seeks feedback on the Government’s new ‘utility-style’ model for regulating fixed line communications services after 2020. “Every aspect of our lives is being transformed by changes to technology, innovation and digital convergence. The regime governing our telecommunications industry is now 15 years old and our review is critical to building a system that supports growth, investment and innovation,” says Ms Adams. ...
Communications
Wed 6 Jul 2016
Communications Minister Amy Adams says that a Bill enabling easier connections to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has passed its first reading in Parliament last night with unanimous support. 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. ...
Communications
Wed 6 Jul 2016
Communications Minister Amy Adams says that a Bill enabling easier connections to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has passed its first reading in Parliament last night with unanimous support. 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. ...
Communications
Thu 30 Jun 2016
Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the latest Akamai report showing the average download speeds in New Zealand have grown 25 per cent in a year. The Akamai State of the Internet report shows that in the first quarter of 2016, the average speed had increased to 10.5 Megabits per second (Mbps). Better still the number of people accessing speeds above 15 Mbps has increased 123 per cent in just 12 months. 91 per cent are enjoying speeds above 4 Mbps. ...
Communications
Thu 30 Jun 2016
Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the latest Akamai report showing the average download speeds in New Zealand have grown 25 per cent in a year. The Akamai State of the Internet report shows that in the first quarter of 2016, the average speed had increased to 10.5 Megabits per second (Mbps). Better still the number of people accessing speeds above 15 Mbps has increased 123 per cent in just 12 months. 91 per cent are enjoying speeds above 4 Mbps. ...
Communications
Wed 29 Jun 2016
Communications Minister Amy Adams says new legislation introduced to Parliament today will make it easier for people involved in shared property or apartments to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB). ...
Communications
Wed 29 Jun 2016
Communications Minister Amy Adams says new legislation introduced to Parliament today will make it easier for people involved in shared property or apartments to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB). ...
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