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School network project draws to a close, Kiwi schools benefitting
“From city centres to rural towns throughout the country, schools are harnessing the power of 21st century technology to improve learning."
Government completes school network upgrade project
"These initiatives mean schools have state-of-the-art infrastructure so they can make full use of ultrafast broadband in the classroom."
Govt completes its school broadband plan
“Just in time for Term One, 97% of schools covering 99.7% of students are now able to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband."
Compass Communications to acquire Ultracom, expand UFB footprint in NZ
Compass Communications, the NZ owned and operated internet and telecommunications service provider, has announced its intent to acquire Ultracom.
English: Govt. infrastructure programme creating jobs for Kiwis
“We’re committed to ongoing infrastructure investment across New Zealand, and that means more jobs right across the country."
One class school gets early connection to Wi-Fi
Remote West Coast school Barrytown now has wireless internet access in its classrooms as the Ministry of Education stepped in ahead of UFB update.
Govt UFB programme reaches 200,000 Kiwi businesses
"That’s over 200,000 individual firms, stores and traders who now have a massive opportunity to compete on the world stage.”
UFB build complete in Masterton
Better connectivity will help create more jobs and improve health and education outcomes across the Wairarapa region.
How MyRepublic proved Gbps speeds aren’t required
MyRepublic understands that there just isn’t demand for Gbps speeds in the SME space.
MyRepublic targets SMEs with 1Gbps 'mass market priced' UFB
MyRepublic says it's taking enterprise-grade 1Gbps symmetrical UFB to the mass market, targeting Kiwi SMB’s with a new offer.
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.
Funding up for grabs for Dunedin startups
Dunedin startup companies relying on UFB are being urged to apply for funding made possible by the city’s Gigatown win.
1 in 20 NZ broadband connections through fibre
Fibre is proving extremely popular amongst Kiwis, with the number of fibre connections doubling since 2014.
Christchurch's fibre love continues as rollout passes halfway
Enable has completed more than 50% of its fibre rollout across Christchurch, with families and small businesses among those taking up the offering.
Council ups it game on its Government UFB bid
South Taranaki District Council is seeking feedback on an initiative to establish a Digital Development Fund of up to $1 million.
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."
Hamilton's Ultrafast Fibre takes out Deloitte Fast 50 award
The Hamilton-based fibre company took out the Deloitte Fast 50 Regional Award for Fastest Growing Technology Business in the Central North Island.
99% of Kiwis to have 50Mbps connectivity by 2025
The New Zealand government has unveiled plans which will see 99% of Kiwis with 50Mbps peak connectivity by 2025, with 10Mbps for the remainder.
Tasman district moves ahead with broadband funding application
The Tasman District Council has submitted its Digital Enablement Planas part of its application for Government broadband funding.
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Government dragging its heels with Kiwi internet problems
The Labour Party says that while the National Government focuses on 2020, rural internet stagnates in 2015.
Central Otago towns make Government's UFB list
Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Alexandra, Cromwell and Clyde are among about 110 towns identified as potential areas for inclusion for UFB expansion.
Coromandel towns make Government's long UFB list
Five Coromandel towns have made the Government’s list of potential towns to receive funding for ultra-fast broadband.
Local Government NZ welcomes UFB tender
“We are calling for the Government to explore how UFB can be deployed to all communities across New Zealand."