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  • From the CEO: Key, Cunliffe, Williamson OK, but what about others?

    Never before in my recollection has the future of telecommunications been a major differentiator in a general election. Yet this year the National Party raised the bar by choosing it as the first policy off the rank. As far back as April 22 they announced their commitment of $1.5 billion of taxpayer money to drive the roll-out of a “fibre to the home ultra-fast broadband network”.

  • 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.

  • Justify overseas IT: Williamson

    National would consider making government departments that select overseas hardware and software suppliers justify the decision when local suppliers have also put in bids.

  • Williamson gets IT spokesmanship

    National Party leader Don Brash has installed Maurice Williamson as IT spokesman, breaking the role out from telecommunications, which remains with John Key.

  • Williamson willing to make IT comeback

    Former National Party IT spokesman Maurice Williamson says his speaking appearance at a Computer Society breakfast in Auckland last week wasn’t timed to signal a return to the IT role, and was one of several engagements of the past few months.