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UFB uptake soars in Rolleston

Minister for Communications   26 April 2016   Media statement UFB uptake soars in Rolleston Communications Minister Amy Adams says Rolleston, in her electorate of Selwyn, is leading the pack in Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) uptake, at 52 per cent of households and businesses being connected. “The latest data from local fibre company, Enable, shows the Rolleston…
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Faster broadband for Hamilton

Minister for Communications     7 April 2016       Media statement        Faster broadband for Hamilton Communications Minister Amy Adams has today announced the rollout of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) is now finished in Hamilton, the largest area completed so far. “Hamilton is the sixteenth urban area to have their UFB built completed, and now more than…
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Further reforms to speed up apartment UFB connections

Minister for Communications     7 April 2016       Media statement        Further reforms to speed up apartment UFB connections Apartment residents are set to reap the benefits of connecting more quickly to faster broadband under new changes proposed by Communications Minister Amy Adams. Ms Adams has announced the second phase of Land Access Reforms, making…
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Govt broadband programmes triple NZ internet speeds

Minister for Communications   5 April 2016   Media statement Govt broadband programmes triple NZ internet speeds Two independent reports have found New Zealand’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) programmes continue to deliver faster internet speeds, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. “In 2008, average broadband speeds were around 2.7 Megabits per second. By…
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Tauranga fully-fibred and rearing to go

Minister for Communications   11 March 2016   Media statement Tauranga fully-fibred and rearing to go Tauranga is the fifteenth urban area where the rollout of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) is finished, announced Communications Minister Amy Adams today. “At the end of January, almost a quarter of the 54,600 homes and businesses in Tauranga which could connect…
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Demand for UFB sees uptake hit 20 per cent

Minister for Communications   1 March 2016   Media statement Demand for UFB sees uptake hit 20 per cent One in five of the households, schools and businesses throughout New Zealand which can connect to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative have chosen to do so, Communications Minister Amy Adams today announced. Across New Zealand, around 184,000…
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First phase of Land Access Reforms to speed up UFB rollout

Minister for Communications   23 February 2016   Media statement First phase of Land Access Reforms to speed up UFB rollout The Government has agreed to streamline consenting rules to help speed up the installation of the ever-popular Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout, Communication Minister Amy Adams announced today. The changes are part of the first phase…
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New Plymouth fully connected to Ultra-Fast Broadband

Minister for Communications   19 February 2016       Media statement New Plymouth fully connected to Ultra-Fast Broadband Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced that the $31 million Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in New Plymouth has been completed. New Plymouth is the fourteenth urban area where UFB has been deployed, and the second in Taranaki after…
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UFB connections up 135 per cent

Minister for Communications   15 February 2016   Media statement UFB connections up 135 per cent The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme is accelerating into 2016 with more New Zealanders taking up fibre broadband than ever before, according to latest figures released by Communications Minister Amy Adams. “The UFB programme is transforming the way we live, work…
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UFB delivers early Christmas present to businesses

Minister for Communications   9 December 2015   Media statement UFB delivers early Christmas present to businesses The Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative has been rolled out to at least 200,000 businesses across New Zealand – ahead of schedule and within budget. “In 2009, the Government promised to make businesses a top priority for delivery of UFB,” says…
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