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Kiwis data hungry, finds Chorus
Kiwis have an insatiable appetite for internet data, with the amount of data being consumed by New Zealand growing almost 100% a month since 2015.
Chorus hits back at fault claims: Our network isn't old
“There's no doubt heavy rain & lightning has an impact on the copper network, but each year we have a plan in place to deal with increased workloads."
Spark blames Chorus as wild weather wreaks havoc
"Our customers find it unacceptable they have to wait weeks to get their services back up and running. We agree with them.”
Rotorua UFB rollout complete: 31 schools now faster than ever
Chorus announces UFB rollout is complete in Rotorua, bringing the service to almost 27,000 schools, businesses, health services and residents.
Adams celebrates RBI completion, acknowledges Chorus
“It’s now up to each community to make the most of this increased connectivity.”
Rural schools now have full access to completed Rural Broadband Initiative
Chorus has now finished its five-year project for the Government's Rural Broadband Initative (RBI), the company announced at a celebration in Waitomo.
Kordia speaks out against Chorus and NZ Telco infrastructure
"New Zealand’s UFB network started off with such promise. Do we really want Chorus becoming the NBN of New Zealand?"
Chorus pushing away business with security review
I had heard some rumblings about Chorus reviewing its financial security arrangements, asking for double the usual amount - today they did just that.
Spark to credit customers from Chorus savings
“We put up our prices in February last year after the Commerce Commission threatened to backdate higher Chorus charges from the previous December."
Copper pricing hurts Chorus profits
"Financial result was, as expected, down sharply on the prior period because of lower regulated copper prices."
All clear: Vodafone, Spark lines good to go following ChCh quake
New Zealand’s main telco companies scrambled yesterday to ensure network coverage was maintained following the earthquake in Christchurch yesterday.
UFB build complete in Masterton
Better connectivity will help create more jobs and improve health and education outcomes across the Wairarapa region.
Cloud-based start ups see success in round two of Gig-Start funding
The second round of the Gig-Start Fund has seen $60,000 awarded to three Dunedin start up businesses.
Four proven ways to speed up your broadband
Chorus offers up some tips on how to speed up your broadband experience.
Alcatel-Lucent signs new Chorus deal, opens NOC and eyes Kiwi growth
Alcatel-Lucent is eyeing up a bigger chunk of the NZ outsourced network operations market after signing a new deal with Chorus and opening a Kiwi NOC.
Spark, Chorus and Vodafone to pay bulk of $50 million TDR
Spark, Chorus and Vodafone will pay almost 90% of the contributions towards the 50 million Telecommunications Development Levy for 2014/15.
Neglect of Northland's internet speed disgraceful, says Winston
“So much for by-election promises to Northlanders," says Peters.
Chorus ups Dunedin's Gigatown broadband deal
“Dunedin has an incredible opportunity in taking full advantage and ownership of the gigabit broadband infrastructure Chorus has built."
Chorus says regulator understates network pricing costs such as trenching
Chorus has made a further submission to the Commerce Commission ahead of the final determination on pricing of its copper network.
2degrees says Kiwis paying too much for mobile, yet won't make the switch
"The Commission needs to ask why the number of people switching providers is so low and what should be done to promote competition in these markets."
Govt wants to limit UFB involvement, English says
The government doesn't want to spend any more or stay any longer in the build of NZ's ultra-fast broadband network for fear it might "stuff it".
Chorus registers interest in government's proposed expansions to UFB, RBI
Chorus has expressed interest in the government's plans to expand the state-sponsored ultrafast broadband network and rural broadband initiatives.
Spark to ComCom - why are Kiwis paying more for internet?
"The Commission should explain why it is in NZ’s best interests for consumers and businesses here to pay more for their broadband line charges."
Chorus says RMA fix needed as fibre rollout stumbles
Chorus has called on the government to enact changes to the Resource Management Act to speed fibre rollout