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Ultra-fast broadband uptake hits 50% mark 01 March 2019

About half of New Zealand homes and businesses have connected to faster, more reliable broadband across the 121 centres where ultra-fast broadband (UFB) is available, according to the latest government report.

5G on track for 2020: 3.5 GHz spectrum the first available 28 February 2019

The first allocation of 5G spectrum will be the 3.5 GHz band, with national rights to this portion of the spectrum expected to be auctioned early in 2020.

Consultation to help shape future NZSL video interpreting and relay services 28 February 2019

A public consultation has begun on proposals to modernise telecommunications services for people who are Deaf, deafblind or have hearing or speech impairments.

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.