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  • Survey highlights high cost of old broadband contracts

    Comparison service NZ Compare says its survey of New Zealand broadband users suggests over a third of Kiwis have been with their current broadband provider for over three years and could be paying up to $400 above current rates, because the price and quality of broadband connections have changed extensively.

  • Chorus UFB connections surge

    Chorus has reported a 45 per cent increase in the number of fibre broadband connections in the three months to 30 June, taking the total to 433,000, exceeding the number of ADSL connections for the first time.

  • Commerce Commission ramps up new broadband testing regime

    The Commerce Commission has published a paper on broadband performance testing ahead of the first round of information on consumer broadband service performance being released by UK based broadband performance tester, SamKnows.

  • Spark claims success with copper broadband migration campaign

    Spark claims its campaign to shift customers from copper broadband services onto fibre or fixed wireless is paying off, with 50 percent of its total broadband customer base now on fibre (34 percent) or wireless (16 percent), delivered using is cellular network.

  • Vocus-Vodafone joint venture to unbundle UFB services

    Vocus Group and Vodafone NZ have formed a joint venture to offer unbundled wholesale services on the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) fibre network, in competition with Chorus and other local fibre companies (LFCs).

  • NZ broadband market at a juncture

    He had only been in the top job a couple of months, but when Spark (then Telecom) CEO Simon Moutter declared that unlimited broadband was a crazy idea he, along with most of the industry, was still operating in a pre-fibre world.

  • Vodafone cops Commerce Commission action over FibreX advertising

    The Commerce Commission has accused Vodafone of misrepresenting its FibreX broadband service, which is delivered over a hybrid fibre coax network, as being delivered over the Ultra Fast Broadband fibre to the home network. Vodafone has refuted the accusations.

  • UFB ahead of plan, says Curran

    The Government has released its latest quarterly broadband update saying it shows delivery of ultra-fast broadband services to be ahead of plan with the service how available to 1.25 million households and businesses.

  • Vodafone revamps fixed broadband plans

    Vodafone has introduced a new range of home broadband plans that include 24/7 support and the ability to use the Vodafone mobile network if the fixed line broadband service fails.