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  • NZRFG Chair and CEO resign, constitution changes

    The CEO and chair of the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group have resigned from the fibre consortium following Crown Fibre Holding's decision to award the bulk of the Ultra Fast Broadband build to Chorus.

  • Minister pours cold water on UFB regulatory alternative

    ICT Minister Steven Joyce appears to have rejected a suggestion by 11 telcos and industry groups that legislation to enact Ultra Fast Broadband be changed to enable regulatory oversight into pricing during the first decade of the build.

  • Rural Broadband goes down to the wire

    The request for proposals for the $300 million Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) closes tomorrow, with bids still being put together at the eleventh hour.

  • Rural broadband applicants crank up publicity

    Contenders for the government’s Rural Broadband Initiative are beating the publicity drum, with both Vector and the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group announcing moves related to their bids today.

  • UFB lobby group gets CEO

    The New Zealand Regional Fibre Group, the umbrella organisation representing fibre companies and electricity lines operators interested in participating in the ultra-fast broadband rollout, has appointed Vaughan Baker, a former consultant to the organisation, as CEO.