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Stuff fibre: desperate move, or the system working?

Broadband

Stuff fibre: desperate move, or the system working?

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?

Broadband

Rosalie Nelson, head of insights at Chorus, says we are on the cusp of a paradigm shift in how we use the internet. And the exponential rise in the amount of data we use may finally spell the end to data caps.

Internet

New Zealand ISPs have been criticised in the past for low speeds and lack of consistency, but TrueNet's John Butt says it's mostly good news these days, both in the cities and the regions.

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.