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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
Chorus UFB programme into 'the next phase'
As demand for fibre becomes mainstream, the Chorus UFB programme has moved into the next phase, according to an update from Chorus,
Chorus launches programme for Kiwi students
Chorus’ new Schools Gateway Programme sees the telco teaming up with secondary schools to introduce Kiwi students to the world of telecommunications.
Does Chorus have a weak UFB channel strategy?
It’s not that Chorus has a poor channel partner strategy, it’s more that it doesn’t appear to exist.
Taupo gets head start as Chorus completes UFB network
Taupo has become the first town in the North Island to have the Chorus UFB network completed.
Industry groups off-chorus on ComCom delays
Acting in haste in ComCom’s wholesale broadband pricing decision could leave ‘the rabbit in charge of the carrot patch’.
Regulator to review UBA standard that sets price for Chorus retail customers
The Commerce Commission is to review the terms under which Chorus offers unbundled bitstream access (UBA) to retail telecommunications companies that
Blenheim joins the ‘UFB complete’ list
Momentum builds as Chorus completes yet another UFB rollout – this time in Blenheim.
Change at top as Chorus chair steps down
Sue Sheldon steps down as Chorus chairman after nearly four years.
Sue Sheldon steps down as Chorus chair, Hartley to be acting chair
Sue Sheldon is standing down as chair of Chorus at the end of the month and the role will be filled by Jon Hartley on an interim basis.
Chorus completes UFB rollout in Ashburton
The completion of the project in Ashburton means about 8,700 houses, businesses, schools and health facilities are now able to access fibre.
ComCom expects final draft on Chorus copper pricing in May
The Commerce Commission expects the final draft determination around Chorus's pricing of its regulated telecommunications copper network in May, with
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.
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.
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."
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.
UFB speeds – expectation versus reality
Brendan Ritchie looks at the actual speeds one can expect from UFB
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
Chorus credit rating outlook upgraded to 'stable'
Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, has been given some breathing room from Moody's Investors Service, which has upgraded the outlook