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Ultra Fast Broadband
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Communities transform - Whakatane UFB build now complete
"There are changing consumer needs when it comes to broadband, both for households and businesses and the UFB initiative has been an integral part,"
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Installing UFB to a business
“If your business relies on the internet at all, and you’ve got fibre on the street, you’d be silly not to take it up.”
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Atihau Whanganui Corporation
"Prior to UFB, the Whanganui office & Ohakune office were on standard broadband. We're now on 100Mb/second download and 50Mb/second upload."
Kiwis can now compare 94 different internet providers
“Some of the newer ISPs have got great plans that really take advantage of the new UFB fibre network. It’s well worth knowing your options."
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Different Graphic Design & Jeff Oliver Print
"Since having fibre put in, we've started to walk, run and now we're galloping."
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Skyline Enterprises
“It’s allowed us to build a single managed wide area network for the business."
Chorus brings gigabit fibre coverage to entire UFB network
"Making New Zealand a true 'Gignation', beyond the 5000-plus connections we have in Dunedin, should see us catapulted up the league tables."
Early Government buyout a credit to UFB rollout success
“It’s outstanding for a Government partnership to have delivered this digital infrastructure at such a low cost to the taxpayer."
Kordia announces completion of 9.6 terabit fibre backhaul network
Kordia has been busy improving its fibre backhaul networks across the North Island and finally completed the project last week, the company announced.
Key contractor pulls the plug on Chorus UFB contract
“The fact that Chorus continues to promote and support this low-value contracting model is disgraceful."
Chorus CEO to step down
Chorus has announced the upcoming departure of its chief executive and managing director Mark Ratcliffe.
Make 'em pay or take copper away? NZ & AU's different tactics to the fibre rollout
The difference between Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) & New Zealand's Ultrafast Broadband Network (UFB) rollouts is tellingly different.
New 1 Gigabit fibre offering good news for NZ
“Faster speeds means people can use the internet in ways that were never possible before, creating more innovation and productivity."
Stuff Fibre: What are the experts saying?
Stuff's UFB entry may come with complications, according to commentary from Spark and DTS CEO Brendan Ritchie.
Kiwi businesses thriving with the rollout of Ultra Fast Broadband
The benefits of UFB have been made clear for New Zealand tourism companies, as the rollout of UFB in Rotorua and Queenstown reaches its completion.
Stuff's entry into the Ultra Fast Broadband market "out of the blue"
Media agencies are now getting on the UFB train, as Stuff announces Stuff Fibre services, due to start in the next three months.
Results are in: Quarterly UFB figures show Kiwis remain ‘enthusiastic’
“More than one million households, businesses, schools and hospitals can access UFB. This means 2.4 million New Zealanders are now able to connect."
UFB rollout in Queenstown now complete
Over 7000 households and businesses are now able to connect to faster and more reliable internet.
Unbundling UFB – NZ wholesale/retail changes post 2020
If unbundling can be done well, big players could gain a distinct advantage against the smaller players in the market.
New Bill to simplify UFB rollout passes uncontested
A new Bill to streamline the rollout of Ultra Fast Broadband has passed its first reading in Parliament.
Govt makes law changes to simplify Ultra Fast Broadband rollout
Shared property and apartment dwellers will find it easier to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) in light of new changes made to the UFB rollout.
Ultrafast Fibre completes 50,000th UFB connection, targets Kiwi business
“It reflects our strength as a trusted infrastructure provider and our continued work in laying the foundation for our country’s digital future,."
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.
Geeks on Wheels lands in Dunedin
Geeks on Wheels has launched in Dunedin in response to increased demand in the area following the rollout of UFB.