Taupō’s Ultra-Fast Broadband build complete

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Hon Amy Adams  Minister for Communications     15 May 2015       Media statement        Taupō’s Ultra-Fast Broadband build complete Communications Minister Amy Adams says the completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Taupō means nearly 13,000 houses, businesses, schools and health facilities now have access to world-class fibre. “UFB provides communities with the ICT skills they…
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Whanganui now fully-fibred

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Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications     15 May 2015       Media statement        Whanganui now fully-fibred Whanganui is the latest North Island town to become fully-fibred with the completion of its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build today, Communications Minister Amy Adams says. The $23 million investment by the Government, in partnership with WEL Networks, means…
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Full speed ahead for broadband deployment

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Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   6 May 2015       Media statement Full speed ahead for broadband deployment Communications Minister Amy Adams today announced a 23 per cent increase in the number of end users connecting to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) over the first three months of 2015. The latest quarterly results for the Government’s…
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Surge in New Zealand’s broadband speeds

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Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   1 April 2015       Media statement Surge in New Zealand’s broadband speeds Latest international figures on broadband speeds have reported New Zealand’s average connection speeds have increased by almost 60 per cent in the past year, said Communications Minister Amy Adams.   The Akamai State of the Internet…
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Ultra-Fast Broadband a boost to Blenheim

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Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications     20 March 2015       Media statement        Ultra-Fast Broadband a boost to Blenheim Communications Minister Amy Adams today announced the completion of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) service in Blenheim. “Around 12,500 homes, schools, businesses and health facilities can now access fast and efficient internet. The uptake in…
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NZ tops OECD for fibre growth connections

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Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications     9 March 2015       Media statement NZ tops OECD for fibre growth connections Fibre growth connections in New Zealand have tripled in the last year, putting us first of all 34 countries in the OECD, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. The latest OECD Broadband Portal penetration statistics…
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Momentum growing for UFB completions

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Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   13 February 2015       Media statement Momentum growing for UFB completions Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed three central North Island towns becoming fully-fibred as momentum grows around the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build.   Work to build the UFB network has come to an end in Cambridge,…
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Broadband deployment continues to deliver

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Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications     11 February 2015       Media statement Broadband deployment continues to deliver The rate at which people are signing up for the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network is accelerating with uptake quadrupling in the past two years, Communications Minister Amy Adams said today. National uptake figures reached 11.3…
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Major school broadband project completed

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Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications   29 January 2015       Media statement Major school broadband project completed Schools nationwide are all able to connect to fast, reliable broadband, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today. “With the new term starting next week, teachers, parents and students across the country will be delighted to hear that…
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Broadband uptake exceeds ten per cent

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Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications and Information Technology 18 November, 2014 Media Statement   Broadband uptake exceeds ten per cent Connections to broadband have accelerated by nearly forty per cent over the past quarter as more households, businesses and schools are able to join the fibre network. The latest quarterly figures on the Government’s Ultra-Fast…
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