New consenting regime to speed up UFB access

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   23 August 2017        Media Statement New consenting regime to speed up UFB access A new regime that makes it quicker and easier for people living down shared driveways or in apartment complexes to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has begun, Communications Minister Simon Bridges [...]

New consenting regime to speed up UFB access 2017-08-23T16:19:14+00:00

Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   10 August 2017       Media Statement   Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in four more regional towns as the extension of the Government’s broadband programme continues to roll out across the [...]

Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand 2017-08-10T17:27:10+00:00

UFB build completed in Levin as Otaki begins

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   7 July 2017       Media Statement UFB build completed in Levin as Otaki begins The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Levin is now complete, providing an additional 8,507 households and businesses in the Manawatu-Whanganui region with access to fibre. Communications Minister Simon Bridges was in Levin today [...]

UFB build completed in Levin as Otaki begins 2017-07-10T15:48:14+00:00

Broadband builds underway in more towns

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   7 July 2017       Media Statement Broadband builds underway in more towns Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Picton, Horotiu, Thames, Dargaville and One Tree Point, as the extension to the Government’s UFB programme gathers pace. In January [...]

Broadband builds underway in more towns 2017-07-10T15:47:20+00:00

Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury

Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries   23 June 2017       Media Statement Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced $1.6 million funding for two workstreams to promote the uptake of digital technology across [...]

Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury 2017-06-23T10:46:58+00:00

UFB phase one 75 per cent complete

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   13 June 2017       Media Statement UFB phase one 75 per cent complete More than three-quarters of the build for phase one of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme is complete, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. “This is a fantastic milestone which means that more than 1,132,000 [...]

UFB phase one 75 per cent complete 2017-06-13T09:55:36+00:00

Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   8 June 2017       Media Statement Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed Communications Minister Simon Bridges has today announced the reappointment of Dr Stephen Gale as Telecommunications Commissioner and as a member of the Commerce Commission. Dr Gale has been appointed for a further three years starting on 12 July. “The [...]

Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed 2017-06-08T11:55:29+00:00

All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   23 May 2017       Media Statement All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits The Government is committed to making New Zealand’s communications network one of the best in the world, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. Minister Bridges spoke at the 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellington today. [...]

All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits 2017-06-02T16:29:09+00:00

Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake over 33 per cent

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   11 May 2017               Media Statement Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake over 33 per cent More than a third of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) are now connected, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. The March 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update released today [...]

Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake over 33 per cent 2017-05-11T14:36:10+00:00

Phase two of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   11 May 2017               Media Statement Phase two of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Hikurangi and Hokitika, the first towns to commence the build under the extension of [...]

Phase two of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway 2017-05-11T14:33:51+00:00