broadband

Rural broadband – safe hands win out

You don’t have to read between the lines to sense the bitter disappointment of wireless broadband provider Woosh Wireless, fibre network operator FX Networks and state-owned infrastructure player Kordia at missing out on a juicy Government contract to push high-speed internet services out to the rural sector. The press release today lamenting the Government’s decision […]

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Fibre in the ground by Christmas

Regional cities in the North Island will be the first to see fibre optic cables laid around their streets as $200 million worth of contracts to roll out high-speed internet services are confirmed. The deals that the Government’s Crown Fibre Holdings has struck are with the type of infrastructure players not traditionally associated with broadband […]

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A step backwards for unmetered broadband

Looking forward to the type of uncapped data plans broadband users in Asia, the US and Europe enjoy? Think again. Prospects for such flat-rate pricing for broadband took a giant leap backwards this week with Telecom’s decision to can its $69.95 per month Big Time plan. I just received this email from Telecom spokeslady Emma […]

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TIVO reviewed – part 1

In a 3-part series I’ll be reviewing the TIVO digital recorder and video on demand service launched last week by TVNZ and Telecom. This post deals with the TIVO installation and set-up. DVR war declared (finally) So finally, a decade after time-shifting TV, ad-skipping and digital storage of TV programmes came to American homes via […]

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