Media Release: Telecommunications Review announcements provides a number of wins for users but more work remains to be done

1st June 2017 Today the Government announced the latest decisions from the review of the current Telecommunications Act that has been underway for the last few years.  “ We have been active in ensuring that our members views were well represented throughout the process and Based on our initial viewing of the latest release, it […]

Media Release: TUANZ welcomes the future extension of fibre availability to another 10% of New Zealand’s population

26 January 2017 TUANZ welcomes today’s long awaited announcement around the extension of the Ultra-Fast Broadband programme beyond the current 75% of population coverage. “As the only independent organisation representing the users of digital technology, we have long advocated for fibre based services to be available to as many New Zealander’s as possible, and so […]

Media Release: Motu report misses the point, says TUANZ

15 December 2016 The recent report into the impact of broadband on productivity gains produced by researchers Motu misses the point, says TUANZ. Motu’s report focuses on companies signing up for UFB between 2010 and 2014 – a period of fast growth in UFB uptake which saw usage more than doubled to 22% of all […]

Media Release: TUANZ cautiously welcomes Government’s direction on the future of communications regulation

14th April 2016 TUANZ cautiously welcomes the Government’s announcements today on some key decisions for the future of telecommunications regulation in New Zealand. “These decision are generally in line with our submission to the original discussion paper” said Craig Young, CEO of TUANZ.  “We are generally supportive of the move to the utility style regulations […]

Media Release: TUANZ symposium connecting rural New Zealand.

The TUANZ Rural Connectivity Symposium is back for 2016, on 28th April at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Building on the valuable networks and relationships formed at the successful 2015 event, TUANZ will bring internet service providers, health providers and rural end-users of telecommunications together again to talk about the opportunities and challenges of internet […]

Media Release: TUANZ symposium connecting rural New Zealand.

The TUANZ Rural Connectivity Symposium is back for 2016, on 28th April at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Building on the valuable networks and relationships formed at the successful 2015 event, TUANZ will bring internet service providers, health providers and rural end-users of telecommunications together again to talk about the opportunities and challenges of internet […]

Media Release: Easier install access an important step for UFB rollout

The Government’s announcement of streamlined consenting rules for installing Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) is an excellent step towards getting all New Zealanders connected. TUANZ CEO Craig Young says property access for installations is one of the most important issues facing the UFB rollout, and he is happy to finally see that Government, and Minister Adams, have […]

Media Release: Now’s good to check you internet service, as UFB connections grow

With the latest government figures showing that Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), and Rural Broadband (RBI) connections continue to increase, it’s time for users to start reviewing their Internet services to make sure they’re getting the best speeds, and the best price, available. TUANZ CEO Craig Young said that yesterday’s numbers, along with last week’s report from […]

GUEST BLOG*: “Retail Resistance Frustrates Fibre”

Last week on the 9th February, Ernie Newman, past CEO of TUANZ, posted a blog on his experience ordering UFB for his home office.  Below is what he wrote to explain his story which we repost as a Guest Blog* (You can see the original post here). “Is UFB – a visionary, nation-building programme that […]

Fibre Readiness Survey – Speed is the Killer App

In 2010 a survey on business use of Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) was conducted.  Earlier this year (2015) it was decided to survey the TUANZ membership once again and to invite the Greater East Tamaki Business Association (GETBA) to participate given the length of time UFB had been available in that area.  The survey was […]