Government Updates

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications 26 January 2017       Media Statement Ultra-Fast Broadband extended to 151 towns Prime Minister Bill English and Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) will be extended to more than 151 additional towns, providing up to 85 per cent of New Zealanders with access to fibre by the end of 2024. […]

Waiheke Island now fully fibred

December 8th, 2016

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   8 December 2016       Media Statement Waiheke Island now fully fibred The Ultra-Fast Broadband build on Auckland’s Waiheke Island is now complete, meaning more than 5600 local homes and businesses can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. On hand at Waiheke Island today, Ms Adams said […]

 Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   6 December 2016     Media Statement         Dispute resolution scheme to speed up install agreements Communications Minister Amy Adams is seeking applications from dispute resolution providers to help speed up agreements between property owners with joint access to install and maintain next generation telecommunications networks. A dispute resolution scheme is part of the […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   22 November 2016       Media Statement Record UFB connections last quarter Communications Minister Amy Adams says the number of premises connected to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has now surpassed 300,000 New Zealanders. Ms Adams has today released the quarterly broadband update to September 2016, which highlights that nearly 50,000 connections were made last quarter. […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   4 November 2016       Media Statement Week-long consultation on fibre to farms opens Communications Minister Amy Adams has today welcomed the Commerce Select Committee’s decision to seek public submissions on the benefits of rolling out fibre on rural electricity infrastructure, albeit on a shortened timeframe. The committee is consulting on the issue as […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications 27 October 2016       Media Statement Next phase of flagship rural connectivity rollout launched Improved broadband and mobile services for rural New Zealand will grow regional economies and boost tourism in key destinations, Communications Minister Amy Adams says. A Request for Proposals has been issued to extend the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) and provide […]

Free UFB connections continued

October 18th, 2016

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   18 October 2016       Media Statement Free UFB connections continued Communications Minister Amy Adams confirmed today that the Government has delivered on its commitment to make connecting to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network free for virtually every household. “I want as many New Zealand homes as possible to enjoy the benefits of the Government’s […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   23 September 2016       Media Statement The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout in Whakatane has finished, bringing the number of fully-fibred towns and cities to twenty, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced. Nearly 7000 homes and businesses in Whakatane can now connect to UFB and around 19 per cent of those had taken up a […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   7 September 2016       Media Statement Early return of UFB funding highlights rollout success Confidence in the future of UFB has resulted in an early buyout of Ultrafast Fibre from the Government, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced. “Waikato Networks Limited has been a great partner, completing its build in eight central North […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   29 July 2016       Media Statement Queenstown UFB rollout now complete Queenstown’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build is complete, and over 7000 households and businesses are now able to connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. In Queenstown today to mark the completion of the rollout, Ms Adams says […]