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Broadband extends to 99.8% of population 18 December 2018

The Government has announced significant additional rural broadband and mobile coverage will be deployed around the country over the next four years due to the expansion of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two (RBI2) and the Mobile Black Spot Fund (MBSF) programme.

New rules keep vulnerable people connected to emergency services 31 October 2018

The Telecommunications (New Regulatory Framework) Amendment Bill provides extra protection for vulnerable customers as fibre fixed line services replace legacy copper fixed line services.

Kiwis protected from price shocks for broadband 24 October 2018

The Government says the new reduced price cap for Chorus’ most commonly purchased wholesale fibre product protects New Zealanders from future price shocks, while providing a fair price for the telecommunications infrastructure company and certainty for retail service providers.

CERT NZ receives highest number of reports for a single quarter yet 19 September 2018

The latest threat report released by CERT NZ today shows over 700 cyber security incidents were reported from 1 April to 30 June - the largest ever volume for a single quarter – cementing CERT NZ’s role as a central coordinator in New Zealand.

Consumers opting in to high speed internet 18 September 2018

The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme has reached a new milestone, reaching 44 per cent uptake – far above initial expectations.