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What more is to be done for Rural Internet?

... is a question I've been working on a lot recently, and in particular through a number of engagements that I'd like to tell you all about. 

Copy wrong? Copy right.

Copyright. Its a big issue in an Internet context for a few reasons:

The ANZIAs are coming! The ANZIAs are coming!

Exciting times ahead - New Zealand is the host of this year's Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards, the ANZIAs! The ANZIAs will be held on 27 August, in Auckland at St Matthews in the City.

Parliament, Legislation, and the Internet

Wellington's BeehiveEarlier this week, I presented to a group of 15 Parliamentarians, plus a couple of dozen staffers, at an event we co-sponsored called the Parliamentary Digital Bootcamp. This was an initiative that we partnered with Google and Facebook on, designed to educate new MPs on how they can utilise the Internet in their work.

WikiNZ, and our new Internet data portal

PortalWhile we are talking about cool launches, big ups to Wiki New Zealand for their relaunch the other day. That is one gorgeous looking new website: 

Gigatown and regional use of the Internet for economic development

Gigatown DunedinToday is launch day for Gigatown Dunedin. That means that from today, Chorus is making gigabit-speed offerings available to ISPs for sale in Dunedin. 

The content revolution

Viva la revolucionThe Internet has the potential to completely change the model for content distribution here in New Zealand. Content could be one of the "killer apps" encouraging New Zealanders to take advantage of the improved connectivity options available thanks to the UFB rollout. High speed Internet can provide more content, at lower prices, with more choice and flexibility than ever before.

Safer Internet Forever

Internet securityTuesday, 10 February was Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is an international event, coordinated in New Zealand by InternetNZ Partner NetSafe. Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide to encourage the safe and positive use of the Internet and digital technologies such as
mobile phones, especially among children and young people.

On Net Neutrality

Network neutralityAs many members will be aware, we released a "Pre Public Discussion Document" on Network Neutrality in late December. The purpose of this blog post is to remind members that we are keen on hearing your views on how we intend to proceed on this matter.

Flexibility of regulation for technology

Uber is welcome...or are they?Uber has been in the news a bit recently, coming up against some legal challenges regarding their service versus traditional rules for taxi operations.