Farmers and rural communities should consider taking a DIY approach to getting ultra-fast broadband to their homes and businesses, according to Telecommunications Users' Association of New Zealand chief executive Paul Brislen.
The Commerce Commission is pressing ahead with its review of wholesale broadband pricing but the most affected company, Chorus, believes a pause in proceedings is the most pragmatic option.
Mobile coverage and broadband options have improved for Catlins residents with a new cellphone tower at Owaka, under the Government's Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI).
Ultrafast broadband just got 200m closer to most of the homes that will have fibre passing their doors within the next three years after Chorus agreed to provide $20 million for free residential installations.
A solution to who pays for connecting difficult-to-reach houses to the new ultra-fast broadband network appears to have been reached, though it may last only three years.
The next stage of telecommunications infrastructure company Chorus's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) plans will result in the network reaching more parts of Dunedin.
The rollout of ultrafast broadband is still on course to start in Queenstown sometime between July this year and June 2013.
A new fibre network bringing more ultrafast broadband to Dunedin is spreading through the central city.
The Government has confirmed security threats were raised around New Zealand's broadband scheme, but is refusing to say whether a Chinese company that has been blocked from Australian contracts was involved.
Ultrafast broadband is confirmed to be deployed in central Queenstown and five other New Zealand towns from July this year.
The ultrafast broadband network will take the "remoteness" out of the South, Gen-i Otago-Southland sales manager Peter Thomas says.
Telecommunications utility company Chorus, and the Government, have been accused of putting profit before people as they begin the roll-out of ultrafast broadband (UFB) in Dunedin.
British actor Stephen Fry's criticism of New Zealand's broadband does not appear to have the Government too abashed, with Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams today boasting about the "excellent progress'' made in the last three years.
The Clutha District Council is looking into the district's digital future and is seeking residents' feedback on its broadband infrastructure.
About 6600 pupils at 14 Dunedin schools will have access to ultrafast broadband by July next year, the Government announced.
The ultra-fast broadband (UFB) rollout is picking up pace, with the first fibre laid in Auckland and plans to link up more than 50,000 premises throughout the country over the next year.
Telecom has admitted a software error has caused overcounting of broadband usage since November, affecting 35,000 customers who will now be provided with compensation.
Telecom has problems counting and could be overcharging thousands of customers' broadband accounts, according to detailed research by two customers.
The Maori Party has forced Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce to back down on a proposed regulatory holiday for ultra-fast broadband (UFB) prices, Labour claims.