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CallPlus to bring UFB to Wanaka businesses this April
CallPlus is getting ready to hook up Wanaka businesses to UFB, the final step in a long campaign to bring fibre to the area.
10 Mar 2015
Fastest broadband services officially live in Dunedin
Gigabit broadband services are now live in Dunedin today, meaning the city can now access the fastest broadband speeds in the southern hemisphere.
25 Feb 2015
Spark New Zealand calls Chorus out
“Our experts’ analysis shows that the Commission’s draft model loads an enormous amount of unnecessary costs onto New Zealand consumers."
24 Feb 2015
Long wait ahead for Spark’s Gigatown plans
Spark will offer Dunedin locals its fastest Ultra Fibre plans at heavily discounted prices ahead of its Gigatown plans later this year.
20 Feb 2015
UFB speeds – expectation versus reality
Brendan Ritchie looks at the actual speeds one can expect from UFB
19 Feb 2015
More rural towns to get access to better broadband
Chorus has finished work on 28 new fibre-fed broadband cabinets across New Zealand as part of the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative.
10 Feb 2015
The road to survival for small NZ fibre providers
Chorus are steadily rolling out UFB fibre across New Zealand, and as they do, they are encroaching on areas where a number of smaller regional providers hold a substantial market share.
20 Jan 2015
Are Vodafone and Spark using ComCom copper prices as an excuse to charge more?
"There occurs the slightest hint of a wholesale price rise and the providers are sending out letters to their customers telling them they have to pay more."
08 Jan 2015
Spark NZ to pay 19 million toward telco levy
New Zealand's Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the liability allocation for telecommunications providers.
05 Jan 2015
Comcom announces view on backdating copper charges, frustrates Chorus
The Commerce Commission has published emerging view on backdating prices for Chorus’ copper lines and broadband service
19 Dec 2014
Spark joins Dunedin’s Gigatown party
Spark Gigabit broadband plans and GigaWiFi coming to Dunedin next year
16 Dec 2014
Chorus completes first Ultra-fast broadband town
Chorus has today announced Oamaru is the first town in New Zealand to have its fibre network completed under Chorus’ ultra-fast broadband programme.
15 Dec 2014
Labour calls out John Key over phone and internet price hikes
Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says John Key can’t duck the blame for internet and phone price increases.
12 Dec 2014
Lower-end customers to be affected as Spark ups prices following ComCom decision
"Given this negative uncertainty, Spark has no choice but to change its prices now."
10 Dec 2014
Spark launches 'urgent review' of pricing
"Given today’s decision, we feel we have no choice but to undertake an urgent review of our current pricing across both voice and broadband plans."
02 Dec 2014
Commerce Commission releases draft Chrous FPP prices
The Commission is seeking views from submitters to see if they think the final UCLL price should be backdated, and if so, what would be an appropriate date for this.
02 Dec 2014
Whanganui 'already a Gigatown', but congrats, Dunedin
"I am sure that if we had been able to participate, we would have done very well in the competition".
01 Dec 2014
Dunedin named winner of Chorus Gigatown competition
As the winner of the Chorus competition, Dunedin is set to become New Zealand’s first Gigatown.
27 Nov 2014
Orcon reveals Gigatown launch plans ahead of tonight's Gigatown announcement
The offer includes personal account managed installation support as well as a free Roku 3 TV streaming player so Gigatown residents can make the most out of their lightning fast internet.
26 Nov 2014
Chorus reduces UFB connection cost guidance
Chorus has signed new service company agreements for the cost of connections to its ultra-fast broadband network.
25 Nov 2014
Wanaka to get locally funded UFB
Chorus has teamed up with Wanaka businesses and Queenstown Lakes District Council to build a UFB network for the town's CBD.
24 Nov 2014
Huge educational spinoffs if Timaru wins Gigatown competition
As Gigatown, Timaru would have the country’s fastest internet. Cabrera says this would increase the institute’s ability to deliver quality education to the region and beyond
13 Nov 2014
Spark, Chorus and Vodafone to pay 90 percent of telco levy
This morning the Commerce Commission has released its draft decision regarding the liability allocation for telecommunications providers.
12 Nov 2014
Commerce Commission Chorus investigation on hold
An investigation into Chorus' plans to constrain copper broadband services has been put on hold.
17 Oct 2014