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A rollercoaster called the TPP

Over the weekend, the Trans-Pacific Partnership was again in the news. A series of different stories veered between very different potential outcomes. It was finally concluded. It was dead, because Canada had called talks off. It was alive, but in a different form. For me, these stories felt a bit like a rollercoaster ride. That's because this agreement with its shifting names has been a big part of my work over the past couple of years.

Analog Regulation, Digital World

Authored by Dr Eric Crampton, The New Zealand Initiative and James Ting-Edwards, InternetNZ. The Report will be launched at NetHui 2017. You can check out the report summary here.

Checking out CHCon

James headed along to the CHCon Hackers event. Here is his report.

Telco review could mean huge opportunities for NZ

Does anyone need Gigabit fibre in 2016? The launch of blazing-fast fibre services has met skepticism, with journalists asking “does anyone need this?” Well, some experts are convinced you do, and I tend to agree.

If you search for “things you can do with Gigabit Internet,” you’ll probably get a list that goes...

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.

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.

RCEPtion

RCEP is a trade agreement which New Zealand is currently negotiating, and which will set rules and expectations for doing business online.

Issues Round-up: Panama leaks, online content moderation, MP-TCP

Welcome to another edition of the Issues Team blog! Today we’re all about information: how the Panama papers leaks were possible, how big Internet platforms decide what you can and can't see, and a technology for getting *as much data as possible* by combining Internet connections.

Issues Roundup: Have a secure Christmas

James-Ting-EdwardsA blog post from James Ting-Edwards, Issues Advisor at InternetNZ
7 December 2015

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Issues Round-up: Copyright, Ransomware, iPredict

Issues Round-up: Copyright, Ransomware, iPredict

James-Ting-EdwardsWelcome once again to our weekly roundup blog! A blog post from James Ting-Edwards
2 December 2015