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High Speed Internet – DIY Style
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A digital consultancy claims small wireless transmission sites built at a fraction of the cost of those erected by major telecommunications companies would “pretty much solve the rural broadband problem forever”. Supported by InternetNZ, Digital Development Associates has been visiting rural communities around the country, including some in Marlborough, to ferret out the many and […]

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Spark Takes the Gigatown Road
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Spark has signed up to Gigatown by agreeing to retail gigabit-speed ultrafast broadband plans in Dunedin. Spark’s support means very few, if any, Dunedin residents will need to change their internet provider to take advantage of the faster services that will offered to the city from February or March. However, Spark customers may be in […]

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Cyber-Criminals Blamed for Crippling Spark Broadband
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Spark, largest telecommunications and Internet service provider in New Zealand suffered a three-day long outage over the weekend, as the Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure is obsolete, which the company said was a “dynamic cyber attack”. In a series of attacks, Spark’s web servers were bombarded as cyber-criminals overseas used vulnerable kiwi computers to overwhelm […]

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Better Broadband Plan To Close Digital Divide
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The Labour Party is promising three contestable funds totalling $21.1 million over four years to improve broadband connectivity in New Zealand. Party leader David Cunliffe says one in five Kiwis don’t have access to the internet. Communications spokeswoman Clare Curran said the party would bring forward a comprehensive review of telecommunications legislation which was now […]

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Slingshot Customers Can Now Pay Their Broadband Bill With Bitcoins
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Customers of Slingshot can now pay their broadband bill with Bitcoins after the New Zealand internet service provider said it would begin accepting the digital currency as a form of payment. Slingshot customers can find the Bitcoin link in the My Account section alongside the more traditional payment options of cash, cheque, bank transfer, and […]

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Telecom New Zealand Announces Naked Ultra Fibre Plan With No Landline Hook
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Telecom New Zealand, which will officially become Spark soon, has announced a Naked Ultra Fibre plan, which will allow users to tap into fibre speeds without paying for a home phone package. Starting at $55 a month, the new “Naked Ultra Fibre” plan offers 30 Mbps and 100 Mbps in speeds, which allow customers to […]

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