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InternetNZ: Telco Bill will protect fair broadband prices after 2020
"One remaining concern with this draft legislation is the choice of so-called ‘anchor products’ - a broadband product at a specified price."
Encryption with backdoors? Internet advocates call out Five Eyes leaders for 'shortsighted' tactics
Even if measures to restrict strong encryption access are put in place, adversaries will switch to new tools crafted without the Five Eyes network.
New telco laws for advanced Internet: Goodie bag or mixed bag?
The government has announced a reform of the telco act that will affect Internet around the country - but is it good news for consumers?
Manifesto to Kiwi MPs: No heads in sand - our digital future is here now
What will New Zealand's digital future look like? Fast internet, cloud, big data and mobility are at the forefront, and our leaders must embrace it.
Manifesto challenges NZ leadership to pursue tech future
“The prosperity of New Zealand is inextricably linked to how we embrace our future as a digital nation.”
In just 12 months Kiwis getting substantially more data for less money
“The cost of Internet use has dropped over the last year with up to four times the data included at the same price points."
A triumph for cyber security: New Zealand's CERT team has finally been launched
New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) has finally been launched this afternoon.
Kiwis want faster internet, especially in rural areas, survey finds
"What the survey is showing us is that New Zealanders are ready to move on from the copper internet era."
NZ’s first Mixed Reality Hackathon heads to Wellington
“It’s fantastic to see an event that harnesses advancement in tech and shines light on the opportunities that New Zealanders have to get involved."
Fibre-focused future for telco regulation welcome, says InternetNZ
"The latest proposals will help to unlock the potential of our fast, modern fibre communications networks.”
Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out
"That market power in a country like New Zealand would have been a disaster."
NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go
The Commerce Commission has declined clearance of the Vodafone/Sky merger, saying it could not exclude the chance the merger could lessen competition.
InternetNZ: Scrutiny essential on ComCom's Vodafone-Sky decision
InternetNZ gets behind calls for a delay following the Vodafone-Sky merger decision expected this week.
InternetNZ welcomes govt's Telco Act Review
"We will apply a magnifying glass to the details to make sure that fair prices for broadband are a reality after 2020."
Positives outweigh internet risks, survey finds
89% of Kiwis say the positives of using the internet outweigh the negatives, as Safer Internet Day kicks off.
InternetNZ sings govt’s UFB praises
"It's fantastic to see the government exceeding expectations in the number of people that will have access to fibre."
Your 2017 resolution? Put messaging privacy on the list, says InternetNZ
"As part of your 2017 New Year’s resolutions, you should be thinking about what you can do to keep your personal information private."
Kiwis love the internet but there's work to be done on our digital divide, says InternetNZ
"We are still concerned about the digital divides relating to household income, location and ethnicity groups."
How is InternetNZ making a better world through better internet?
“One of the things we’re actually doing is asking people what they think the biggest issues facing the internet for Kiwis are."
InternetNZ praises Spark's one week fibre installation plans
“Having a fast and reliable internet service is becoming a necessity for many people in our technology-driven lives."
Privacy concerns spark contact address masking for .nz domain owners
New Zealand domain name owners can now use a free address masking option that can mask contract addresses and make them invisible from WHOIS.
InternetNZ uncovers Kiwis' cyber-savviness when exploring the wild, wild web
Kiwis are aware of personal security risks when it comes to the world wide web, but what are our hopes and fears, new research from InternetNZ asks.
Telco review could mean huge opportunities for NZ
"We want all New Zealanders to get better Internet at fair prices - that means getting this review right."
Spark joins fight against digital exclusion in NZ
“The Internet can offer huge benefits, but some New Zealanders can’t afford to get online and miss out on those benefits as a result."