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Vodafone wireless broadband offer: Reality check

Vodafone says it will offer fixed wireless broadband to customers who are ‘frustrated’ waiting for a fibre connection. Customers signing for 12 months of the Vodafone Ultimate Home Fibre plan get an Ultra Hub Plus modem as part of the deal. In a media release, Vodafone says this will give them a “mobile broadband connection […]

Closing New Zealand’s rural-urban digital divide

Clare Curran says: “We have to do more than better connectivity”. The minister for broadcasting, communications and digital media was speaking about the digital divide at last month’s Tuanz Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellington. https://twitter.com/clarecurranmp/status/1011468050825007104 Curran names ‘closing the digital divide by 2020‘ as one of her two big goals. The other is for technology […]

Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton

  Slingshot has dropped the price of its fastest unlimited data fibre broadband plan to a shade under $100. The Gigantic gigabit fibre plan is $99.95 a month. Slingshot says it is available in most towns and cities where there is fibre. It is an aggressive price move from Slingshot. The company has thrown down […]

Spark doubles down on wireless broadband

For over a year Spark has pushed fixed wireless broadband as an alternative to fixed-line internet. Spark sells fixed wireless products using its own label and its cut-price Skinny brand. From a customer point of view the two services are the same. Skinny is cheaper. The cheapest plan is NZ$40 a month. At NZ$85 Spark’s own-brand […]

New Zealand hits peak broadband data

Chorus’ network hit its 2017 peak at 9.25pm on December 10. The broadband network was delivering 1.328 Terabits per second. We once measured large amounts of data in terms of books or towers of compact discs between here and the moon. This time Chorus says the peak was the same as 260,000 HD video streams […]