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  • Broadband fund opens for business

    The government’s $340 million fund to accelerate broadband is now accepting applications from business and community groups.

  • 'Moral authority' key to new industry body

    Digital Development NZ, the new umbrella organisation for the ICT industry, will provide “a clear, independent voice, right to the top levels of government” says ICT Minister David Cunliffe, who formally launched the organisation and its Council last week.

  • Forum: For telecomms buyers, there is reason to be hopeful

    The good news in telecommunications keeps getting better. On Wednesday, Vodafone will announce a $50 million investment in LLU, rolling out DSLAMs into Telecom’s exchanges and probably offering VDSL to some customers from the day of launch, expected some time later in the year.

  • Cunliffe puts heat on Kiwi Share

    Communications Minister David Cunliffe has called for a fundamental review of the Telecommunications Service Obligations (TSO), also known as the Kiwi Share, which requires Telecom to meet specified government social objectives.

  • Inside the Budget's Broadband Investment Fund

    The Broadband Investment Fund, announced in yesterday’s budget, will be the main mechanism for the distribution of the government’s planned $340 million in urban and rural broadband funding.

  • Budget preview: Response on broadband expected

    While most will be studying today's budget for news about tax cuts, the IT and telecommunications sector will also be watching for a range of other initiatives to boost New Zealand's knowledge-based industries and infrastructure.

  • New sector group announcement may follow Budget

    ICT Minister David Cunliffe is painting a picture of the government putting decisions on the digital future into the hands of an independent entity with the imminent foundation of a government-backed ICT sector forum.

  • Budget to target health sector ICT delivery

    The 2008 Budget, to be released on May 22, is expected to deliver new investment for health sector ICT, and also new levels of centralised control over District Health Board ICT.