The so-called copper tax keeping wholesale prices in line with fibre broadband costs will help drive uptake on the New Zealand Ultra-Fast Broadband network.
Darren Greenwood keeps his feet on New Zealand's shaky ground and his head up in the long white cloud.
<p>Darren Greenwood has been in journalism, not all of it IT, since the days of typewriters and long before the web spun its way around the world.</p><p>Coming from Yorkshire, he can be blunt, and though having resided in New Zealand, as well as Australia, for quite some time, he insists he is not one of the 'sheeple!'</p>
Australia has looked at the issue of overcharging from tech vendors, and so should New Zealand.
The New Zealand government will not move ahead with plans for online voting.
How can IT help New Zealand develop a more balanced and prosperous economy?
There's been a bit of a row over a review of the New Zealand Telecommunications Act.
Vodafone finally rolled out 4G into Wellington this week — but it seems that New Zealand's capital was not the telco's top priority.
The Wellington quakes have again raised the issue for business: Could we base ourselves in a better location? This is especially so for the tech sector, as, relative to other industries, it is pretty weightless.
The New Zealand Inland Revenue and the Customs Department have set up a working group to see whether GST should be collected on purchases below the current NZ$400 limit.
Telecom New Zealand this week announced its rollout of VDSL — the copper-based broadband technology promising speeds three to four times that of ADSL lines.
NZ Post has introduced a new service to combat identity theft.
The news that IBM is reportedly looking to transfer some jobs from Australia to New Zealand caused a bit of a stir — and so it should, as it spoils a few narratives.
Internet TV has finally arrived in New Zealand, and with it, a chance to show what UFB can do.
In the New Zealand IT sector, pay sometimes isn't everything.
It seems that human error, rather than technology, is behind the bulk of IT problems.
One telco is focusing on business users, while the other is chasing the consumer. Hopefully, it all leads to something better than trout-fishing advertisements.