Dispute resolution scheme to speed up install agreements

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Minister for Communications   6 December 2016     Media Statement         Dispute resolution scheme to speed up install agreements Communications Minister Amy Adams is seeking applications from dispute resolution providers to help speed up agreements between property owners with joint access to install and maintain next generation telecommunications networks. A dispute resolution scheme is part…
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Record UFB Connections Last Quarter

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Minister for Communications   22 November 2016       Media Statement Record UFB connections last quarter Communications Minister Amy Adams says the number of premises connected to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has now surpassed 300,000 New Zealanders. Ms Adams has today released the quarterly broadband update to September 2016, which highlights that nearly 50,000 connections were made…
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Week-long consultation on fibre to farms opens

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Minister for Communications   4 November 2016       Media Statement Week-long consultation on fibre to farms opens Communications Minister Amy Adams has today welcomed the Commerce Select Committee’s decision to seek public submissions on the benefits of rolling out fibre on rural electricity infrastructure, albeit on a shortened timeframe. The committee is consulting on the…
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Next phase of flagship rural connectivity rollout launched

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Minister for Communications 27 October 2016       Media Statement Next phase of flagship rural connectivity rollout launched Improved broadband and mobile services for rural New Zealand will grow regional economies and boost tourism in key destinations, Communications Minister Amy Adams says. A Request for Proposals has been issued to extend the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI)…
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Free UFB connections continued

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Minister for Communications   18 October 2016       Media Statement Free UFB connections continued Communications Minister Amy Adams confirmed today that the Government has delivered on its commitment to make connecting to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network free for virtually every household. “I want as many New Zealand homes as possible to enjoy the benefits of…
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Whakatane the twentieth UFB town complete

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Minister for Communications   23 September 2016       Media Statement The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout in Whakatane has finished, bringing the number of fully-fibred towns and cities to twenty, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced. Nearly 7000 homes and businesses in Whakatane can now connect to UFB and around 19 per cent of those had taken…
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Early return of UFB funding highlights rollout success

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Minister for Communications   7 September 2016       Media Statement Early return of UFB funding highlights rollout success Confidence in the future of UFB has resulted in an early buyout of Ultrafast Fibre from the Government, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced. “Waikato Networks Limited has been a great partner, completing its build in eight…
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Queenstown UFB rollout now complete

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Minister for Communications   29 July 2016       Media Statement Queenstown UFB rollout now complete Queenstown’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build is complete, and over 7000 households and businesses are now able to connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. In Queenstown today to mark the completion of the rollout, Ms…
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Law changes introduced to streamline UFB rollout

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Minister for Communications   29 June 2016       Media Statement Law changes introduced to streamline UFB rollout Communications Minister Amy Adams says new legislation introduced to Parliament today will make it easier for people involved in shared property or apartments to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB). “New Zealanders are hungry for better connectivity and it’s…
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$40m Rotorua UFB build completed

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Minister for Communications   17 June 2016   Media Statement $40m Rotorua UFB build completed Rotorua’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout is now complete, meaning nearly 27,000 local residents can connect to New Zealand’s growing fibre network, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. In Rotorua to mark the completion today, Ms Adams says 18 of the 33 towns…
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