Government Updates

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications     20 March 2015       Media statement        Ultra-Fast Broadband a boost to Blenheim Communications Minister Amy Adams today announced the completion of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) service in Blenheim. “Around 12,500 homes, schools, businesses and health facilities can now access fast and efficient internet. The uptake in Blenheim has been one of […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications     9 March 2015       Media statement NZ tops OECD for fibre growth connections Fibre growth connections in New Zealand have tripled in the last year, putting us first of all 34 countries in the OECD, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. The latest OECD Broadband Portal penetration statistics show New Zealand is now […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   13 February 2015       Media statement Momentum growing for UFB completions Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed three central North Island towns becoming fully-fibred as momentum grows around the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build.   Work to build the UFB network has come to an end in Cambridge, Tokoroa and Hawera this week, […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications     11 February 2015       Media statement Broadband deployment continues to deliver The rate at which people are signing up for the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network is accelerating with uptake quadrupling in the past two years, Communications Minister Amy Adams said today. National uptake figures reached 11.3 per cent as of December […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology 18 November, 2014 Media Statement   Broadband uptake exceeds ten per cent Connections to broadband have accelerated by nearly forty per cent over the past quarter as more households, businesses and schools are able to join the fibre network. The latest quarterly figures on the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology 05 August, 2014 Media Statement   UFB rolled out to half a million households, schools, businesses More than half a million households, businesses, schools and health centres are now able to connect to the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband network, which continues to rollout ahead of schedule. Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology 18 July, 2014                    Media Statement Minister welcomes further progress on UFB contract Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the agreement by Crown Fibre Holdings and Chorus on the latest amendment to the companies’ Ultra-Fast Broadband contract. Both parties have agreed to a change which would give Chorus […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology   08 May, 2014                           Media Statement Whangarei New Zealand’s first fully-fibred city Whangarei has today become the first city in New Zealand to be fully-fibred under the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced. Ms Adams today joined Prime Minister […]

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 […]