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25 April, 2014

Minister to attend conference in Estonia

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams today leaves for Estonia for the Freedom Online Coalition conference in Estonia, and meetings in London.

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15 April, 2014

Rollout of faster broadband to remote East Cape schools complete

All twelve rural schools in remote locations around Gisborne and Wairoa now have faster broadband, as a result of the Government’s broadband initiatives, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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20 March, 2014

Better broadband information for consumers goes live

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the introduction of a code of practice to improve the transparency of broadband product information for consumers.

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19 March, 2014

Households now have option to stop receiving phone books

Households can now stop getting phone books delivered, following Government approval for a new opt-out system, Communications and Information Technology Minister and Environment Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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11 March, 2014

Curran catches Cunliffe’s trickery

David Cunliffe’s trickery appears to be contagious, with Labour’s Clare Curran the latest to demonstrate an on-going, casual relationship with the facts, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says.

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11 March, 2014

Minister welcomes UFB progress

Information and Communications Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the agreement by Crown Fibre Holdings and Chorus on the first tranche of amendments to the companies’ Ultra-Fast Broadband contract.

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21 February, 2014

Minister welcomes Telecom TV and movie service

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed news that Telecom will launch a new internet-delivered television and movie service.

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12 February, 2014

More than a quarter of UFB project complete

More than a quarter of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband project has been completed, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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14 December, 2013

Report on independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position released

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today released the final report from Ernst & Young Australia on whether Chorus can deliver on its broadband contracts.

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12 December, 2013

New code to improve broadband information for consumers

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed a new code of practice she had sought that will make it easier for consumers to understand and compare different broadband products.

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5 December, 2013

Update on independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says the Government has today received a verbal briefing from Ernst & Young Australia on its high level findings on whether Chorus can deliver on its broadband contracts.

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28 November, 2013

Copper pricing comments no surprise

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says public comments from some parliamentary parties that they will not be supporting legislation in regards to copper pricing is not unexpected.

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19 November, 2013

Government intends to auction remaining 4G spectrum

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced that the Government intends to auction the remaining 2x5 MHz block of 700 MHz radio spectrum.

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15 November, 2013

Ernst & Young Australia to undertake Chorus assessment

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced the firm that will undertake an independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position, and released the terms of reference.

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15 November, 2013

Good progress continues on broadband programmes

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today released the latest quarterly report on the Government’s ultra-fast broadband and rural broadband programmes.

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7 November, 2013

Minister seeks independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position

Communications and Information Technology Minister has today instructed her officials to commission an independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position and its capability to deliver on its contractual commitments under the Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiatives.

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5 November, 2013

Telco security legislation passes third reading

A Bill that will safeguard public safety and security has passed its third reading in parliament today, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says.

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5 November, 2013

Government receives Commerce Commission decision

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today received the Commerce Commission’s final Unbundled Bitstream Access price.

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5 November, 2013

Government receives Commerce Commission decision

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today received the Commerce Commission’s final Unbundled Bitstream Access price.

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30 October, 2013

Three bidders successful in 700 MHz 4G spectrum auction

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams today announced that the initial allocation round of the 700 MHz spectrum auction has resulted in 2degrees, Telecom, and Vodafone each acquiring management rights to spectrum in the 700 MHz band.

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23 October, 2013

Update to New Zealand Post’s Deed of Understanding

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced that the Government has reached agreement with New Zealand Post on changes to the Deed of Understanding, to ensure the postal service remains viable.

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15 October, 2013

Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill: Second Reading

I move that the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill be now read for a second time.

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15 October, 2013

Telco security legislation passes second reading

A Bill that will modernise telecommunications security legislation passed its second reading in parliament today, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says.

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14 October, 2013

Further safeguards for TICS Bill

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today tabled a Supplementary Order Paper to make further improvements to the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill.

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25 September, 2013

Campaign continues to mislead New Zealanders

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says the latest push from the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing to mislead New Zealanders is disappointing.

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19 September, 2013

Government support for telecommunications cable

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams is calling for expressions of interest from companies who are considering building a new international telecommunications cable between New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

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18 September, 2013

Government welcomes Waitangi Tribunal decision

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the Waitangi Tribunal’s decision not to grant an urgent hearing of the WAI2224 claim regarding Māori interests in the 700 MHz band of radio spectrum.

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5 September, 2013

Minister seeks reassurance for contractors

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has made it clear to Transfield Services that she expects the company to pay its contractors as quickly as possible.

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4 September, 2013

Minister heads to United States to promote NZ technology companies

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams leaves tonight for the United States to support New Zealand technology companies and help them expand further into the market.

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4 September, 2013

Radio spectrum auction details announced

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced the timing, reserve price, and implementation conditions for the upcoming auction of the digital dividend radio spectrum.

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