Government Updates

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology   11 March, 2014                           Media Statement Minister welcomes UFB progress Information and Communications Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the agreement by Crown Fibre Holdings and Chorus on the first tranche of amendments to the companies’ Ultra-Fast Broadband contract. The changes agreed by Crown Fibre Holdings […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology     12 February 2014    Media Statement More than a quarter of UFB project complete More than a quarter of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband project has been completed, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced. Ms Adams has today released the latest quarterly report on the Government’s ultra-fast broadband […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology         14 December 2013  Media Statement Report on independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position released Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today released the final report from Ernst & Young Australia on whether Chorus can deliver on its broadband contracts. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment commissioned […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology     12 December 2013 Media Statement New code to improve broadband information for consumers Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed a new code of practice she had sought that will make it easier for consumers to understand and compare different broadband products. The code, which comes into […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology     5 December 2013 Media Statement Update on independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says the Government has today received a verbal briefing from Ernst & Young Australia on its high level findings on whether Chorus can deliver on its broadband contracts. The […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology       15 November 2013     Media Statement Good progress continues on broadband programmes Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today released the latest quarterly report on the Government’s ultra-fast broadband and rural broadband programmes. An additional 21,000 end users gained access to fibre over the three months to 30 […]

Associate Education Minister, Nikki Kaye, has today announced Jack Matthews will be joining the board of Crown-owned company Network for Learning (N4L). Mr Matthews is known in New Zealand as the driving force behind the rollout of Saturn’s (now Vodafone’s) hybrid fibre-coax cable network in Wellington and Christchurch. Most recently he was Chief Executive, Metropolitan Media at Fairfax Media in […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology        23 August 2013     Media Statement Helping small business take advantage of faster broadband Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced a new training programme to help small businesses take advantage of the Government’s ultra-fast broadband and rural broadband programmes A Digital Enablement Training programme will […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology                 08 August 2013        Media Statement UFB and RBI programmes exceed year two targets Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today released the year two report on the Government’s ultra-fast broadband and rural broadband programmes, which shows the target for both initiatives has been exceeded. The report shows […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology 31 May, 2013               Media Statement UFB underway in Upper Hutt, Kapiti, Levin, Gisborne Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced that work to build a high-speed fibre broadband network is to start in Upper Hutt, the Kapiti Coast, Levin, and Gisborne. Ms Adams joined the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband […]