Popularity of UFB programme shown with 1 million connections and 60% uptake milestones

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  Crown Infrastructure Partners 6 Aug 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Media Statement Popularity of UFB programme shown with 1 million connections and 60% uptake milestones The latest Broadband Quarterly Connectivity Update to June 2020 celebrates that the Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) programme has now connected 1 million New Zealand households and businesses to a broadband connection. This…
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Ultra-fast Broadband programme hits major milestone with more than one million connections

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  Hon Kris Faafoi 6 Aug 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Media Statement Ultra-fast Broadband programme hits major milestone with more than one million connections The Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media has congratulated the Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) programme on its major milestone of connecting more than 1 million New Zealand households and businesses to UFB.…
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First project utilising $50 million ‘shovel ready’ fund for rural broadband announced

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  Hon Kris Faafoi Hon Phil Twyford 6 Aug 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Media Statement First project utilising $50 million ‘shovel ready’ fund for rural broadband announced $50 million for further rural broadband digital connectivity has been allocated from the $3 billion infrastructure fund in the COVID Response and Recovery Fund has been announced by Shane…
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Law to help infrastructure financing passes

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  Hon Phil Twyford 24 Jul 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Media Statement Law to help infrastructure financing passes The Government has passed legislation establishing a new tool to enable infrastructure for housing and urban development. Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act is a breakthrough for housing developments in high-growth areas.…
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Digital connectivity boost for urban marae

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  Hon Kris Faafoi Hon Shane Jones 20 May 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Media Statement Digital connectivity boost for urban marae A programme to connect marae around the country to the internet has received $1.4 million to expand to include urban marae in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi and…
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Major investment in infrastructure projects

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  Hon Shane Jones 14 May 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Media Statement Major investment in infrastructure projects The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has set aside $3 billion to fund infrastructure projects across the country. This is in addition to the Government’s $12b New Zealand Upgrade Programme and Provincial Growth Fund infrastructure investments. Budget 2020 and…
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Rural broadband upgrade to boost COVID-19 recovery in remote communities

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  Hon Kris Faafoi Hon Shane Jones 29 April 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Media Statement Rural broadband upgrade to boost COVID-19 recovery in remote communities New investment in rural network capacity announced today will help lift the development and wellbeing of isolated communities as New Zealand’s economy recovers from COVID-19, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister…
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Government seeks infrastructure projects

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  Hon Shane Jones 1 April 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Media Statement Government seeks infrastructure projects The Government has tasked a group of industry leaders to seek out infrastructure projects that are ready to start as soon as the construction industry returns to normal to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development Minister…
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Demand for UFB gigabit connections soars

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The latest Quarterly Connectivity Update to December 2019 shows a large increase in gigabit services on the Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB) network, with more than 110,000 gigabit connections at the end of the quarter. There has been a sizable increase of over 20,000 connections to the gigabit service in the last quarter, representing just under 50%…
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Milford gets connected with NZ Upgrade

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  Hon Shane Jones 28 February 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Media Statement Milford gets connected with NZ Upgrade Digital and air connectivity in Fiordland are getting a big boost, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. As part of the $12 billion New Zealand Upgrade Programme announced in January, $300 million was allocated for regional…
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