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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All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   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…
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Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake over 33 per cent

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   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…
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Phase two of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   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…
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New guide to drive investment in tech sector

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Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation   9 May 2017     Media Statement New guide to drive investment in tech sector Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today launched a new edition of an investment guide into New Zealand’s fast…
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Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking

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  Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   5 May 2017       Media Statement Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking Communications Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged the start of Techweek’17, a nationwide event that will showcase New Zealand-grown technology and innovation to the world. The annual events kicks off tomorrow and runs to 14 May.…
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New national cyber security unit launched

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Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   11 April 2017       Media Statement         New national cyber security unit launched Communications Minister Simon Bridges today launched CERT NZ, a new cyber security unit that will help New Zealanders respond to online threats. CERT NZ was announced as part of Budget 2016, receiving $22.2 million…
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Telco property access bill passes third reading

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    Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media   11 April 2017       Media Statement Telco property access bill passes third reading A bill that will streamline the process for installing Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Communications Minister Simon Bridges says the Telecommunications (Property Access and Other…
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UFB uptake up 13 per cent in the last quarter

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Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media 21 March 2017       Media Statement UFB uptake up 13 per cent in the last quarter Communications Minister Simon Bridges says 31 per cent of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) are now connected, up 13 per cent in the last three months. The December 2016 Quarterly…
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