New mobile coverage for Haast

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   7 March 2018        Media Statement New mobile coverage for Haast Haast Township will have mobile phone coverage by the end of May and sections of State Highway 6 will have cell service by the end of the year. Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media…
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Ultra-Fast Broadband access ahead of plan

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   28 February 2018        Media Statement Ultra-Fast Broadband access ahead of plan Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says the work to make fibre broadband available to 87 per cent of New Zealanders by the end of 2022 is moving apace and…
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New consenting regime to speed up UFB access

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   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…
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Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   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…
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Crown company to invest $600m in housing infrastructure

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   24 July 2017        Media Statement Crown company to invest $600m in housing infrastructure The Government will co-invest up to $600 million alongside local councils and private investors in network infrastructure for big new housing developments through a re-purposed ultra-fast broadband company, Finance Minister…
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UFB build completed in Levin as Otaki begins

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   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…
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Broadband builds underway in more towns

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   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…
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Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury

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Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media 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…
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UFB phase one 75 per cent complete

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   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…
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Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   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.…
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