The Download

Chorus is championing better broadband for New Zealand.

The Download

Broadband

As the old phrase goes, if you can’t beat ’em, sell ’em high-speed internet access. And that’s what Fairfax Media has decided to do, announcing the launch of a retail service provider called Stuff Fibre. So are the naysayers right when they say you can’t make money from broadband? Or does this move show that the system is working?

Rural broadband

Amy Adams has been the Minister for Communications since 2011, a year after the UFB rollout started. Living on a farm in Canterbury, she knows the importance of a good internet connection for rural businesses.

Broadband

Higher than expected demand, complex installs and plenty of cooks in the kitchen have created some well-publicised issues for consumers wanting fibre. But Vocus is doing its best to improve the experience by launching a new division called Fibre First.

Broadband

They call it the Netflix effect: the impact that millions of binge-watching viewers worldwide are having on everything – from TV drama and digital video content, to data usage and broadband uptake. It’s nirvana for the punters, who get choice, flexibility and programming quality. But it’s not just at home that video is having a huge impact on our lives. We look at its growing influence in health, business, schools, the community and local government.