Blogs

Telecommunications from 2020: “To UFB, and Beyond!”

The Internet creates lots of great opportunities for communication and for commerce - but that’s no good if you can’t get a good Internet service at a reasonable price. The government is currently reviewing the rules in this area - from 2020, these rules will determine how good our services are, and how much we pay for them. InternetNZ is engaging with that process to support better services, at fair prices, throughout New Zealand.

InternetNZ announces 2016/2017 strategic partners

Every year we enter into strategic partnerships with organisations that align with our vision and goals. We work with these partners on a range of issues and provide funding so that they can keep doing what they do best.

We're pleased to announce our strategic partners for the 2016/2017 financial year. We're providing them with $280,000 over the year to ensure they are able to make improvements to the Internet and technology sector.

Hacking grandma, hacking exams, losing phone privileges and fighting trolls

A blog post from the InternetNZ issues team with cool things that caught their eye over the weekend. This week: hacking grandma, hacking exams, losing phone privileges and fighting trolls.

International expert on human rights and the Internet visiting NZ next week

We are very excited to have Niels ten Oever visiting New Zealand next week. Niels is an international expert in human rights in a digital world, and is the Head of Digital at Article 19, an international organisation dedicated to defending freedom of expression and information.

Issues Roundup: open wifi, losing Melbourne and poor ethics in infosec

A blog post from the InternetNZ issues team with cool things that caught their eye over the weekend. This week: open wifi, losing Melbourne and poor ethics in infosec.

Reviewing the Telco Act: Let’s get it right the first time

Right now, the Government is part-way through a review of the Telecommunications Act. This will set rules for how broadband services operate in New Zealand, ultimately determining the quality of services we all get and the prices we pay for them. It’s a complicated process and as a nation we need to take the time now to get it right.

Our thoughts on the Vodafone/Sky Merger Application


We’ve recently submitted on the Vodafone & Sky merger application. This blog takes you through our submission, why we’ve done it, and what’s at stake for the Internet in New Zealand.

Issues Round-up: FCC loses, 111 calls, #CensusFail and human rights online

Phew, now that we're done giving up our weekly blog spot to guests to talk about ISP Spotlight we're back into our weekly round-ups of Internet access, use and security stories that have caught our eyes recently.

Why aren’t you transparency reporting?

This guest blog by Trade Me's Jon Duffy talks about why NZ organisations are not doing transparency reports - and why it's so important that we turn this around. 

Transparency is good. We know because Trade Me just released its fourth transparency report. Four years on, it is surprising that apparently we're the only company in New Zealand regularly doing this, especially in the current privacy environment.

Accessible online billing

In this guest blog, looking at the issues behind the ISP Spotlight, web accessibility expert Kevin Prince talks about why it is important that ISPs make online billing accessible to all customers.

So I’ve been asked to make the case for online billing by ISPs, isn’t it a no-brainer? Fortunately all our surveyed ISPs agreed and offer online billing. To me it’s about choice and convenience - I can: