INZ in the News

From Noted
Published 08:15 18/12/2017

Whether or not something like this might happen remains to be seen, and InternetNZ deputy chief executive, Andrew Cushen, said the primary impact will only be felt in the US. ... Andrew Cushen said packages like these "look like something that is a less neutral internet".

Copyright law confirmed for a makeover

From Radio New Zealand Audio

Published 09:45 18/12/2017
[00:01:37] Internet New Zealand says site-blocking isn't the answer. ... Their deputy chief executive Andrew Cushen says the three strikes law which allows offenders to be prosecuted after illegal file sharing three times is an effective tool which the industry is simply not using. ... [00:01:51] ANDREW CUSHEN We've been talking about these issues for 15 years.

Net neutrality repeal - what it means for NZ

From New Zealand Herald
Published 15:02 15/12/2017
InternetNZ has condemned a US move to repeal "net neutrality" rules - but says Kiwi internet users will be less exposed to the fallout. ... InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter said that all internet users would end up worse off as a result.

What the end of net neutrality in the US means for NZ

From The Wireless
Published 14:41 15/12/2017
Also from MSN
Whether or not something like this might happen remains to be seen, and InternetNZ deputy chief executive, Andrew Cushen, said the primary impact will only be felt in the US. ... Andrew Cushen said packages like these "look like something that is a less neutral internet".

Newstalk ZB Wellington 2pm - Item 3

From Newstalk ZB
Published 14:37 15/12/2017
Deputy Chief Executive of InternetNZ Andrew Cushen says there's healthy competition of internet providers here, which is good for consumers, but he says . a conversation around net neutrality should now take place. ... ANDREW CUSHEN We want the internet to remain open in New Zealand and we want New Zealanders to keep having the choice about how they use our internet, not subjected to the secret deals of the telcos.

Net neutrality: what it means for New Zealand

From Radio New Zealand Audio
Published 13:58 15/12/2017
To explain we've got Andrew Cushen who is the deputy chief executive at Internet NZ.

The price of net neutrality is continued vigilance, says InternetNZ

From Computer World
Published 12:48 15/12/2017
In the wake of the US Government unwinding net neutrality rules, InternetNZ has warned that vigilance is needed in New Zealand to ensure links between large ISPs and online media companies do not compromise the open Internet in New Zealand. ... InternetNZCEO Jordan Carter said the US developments could directly affect New Zealanders "because many of the services we use online have been developed in America, [so] what is bad for the Internet there is bad for us all."

Net Neutrality failure in the US risks hurting all internet users

From InternetNZ
Published 11:33 15/12/2017
Also from InternetNZVoxy
InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter has condemned the decision by the United States communications regulator to undo 2015 open Internet rules, warning that all Internet users will end up worse off as a result. ... "InternetNZ is a voice for the open Internet and for Kiwi Internet users. ... About InternetNZ

 

Brislen on Tech

From ITP Techblog
Published 17:27 08/12/2017
InternetNZ ... The ISP component and global gateway would eventually become part of Telecom's remit but the domain name was parceled out to IsocNZ, now known as InternetNZ. ... Last year InternetNZ began a review of its own structure that has resulted in the collapsing of three distinct branches, each with its own CEO and associated staff, into one body with a single Group CEO.

Threat to net neutrality is growing

From Marlborough Express
Published 05:00 08/12/2017
Also from NELSON MAIL
So I spoke with Andrew Cushen, deputy chief executive of InternetNZ, about this issue.

 

New Technology with Jordan Carter

From Radio New Zealand Audio
Published 11:07 07/12/2017
The new CEO of Internet New ZealandJordan Carter, discusses the tech agenda facing the new government, Sky and site blocking of websites that carry pirated material; and crystal ball gazing - why soon we'll all be buying gigabit fibre.
So I spoke with Andrew Cushen, deputy chief executive of InternetNZ, about this issue.

 

Domain names are overseen by Internet NZ and the Domain Name Commission, which approves companies that can offer the .nz
So I spoke with Andrew Cushen, deputy chief executive of InternetNZ, about this issue.

 

Home internet provision potential game-changer for many students

From Education HQ
Published 18:03 04/12/2017
Surveys conducted by the World Internet Project and InternetNZ have found that between 7 and 9 per cent of New Zealanders have no broadband access.

NZ Screen Association backs Sky TV’s site-blocking bid

From National Business Review
Published 09:52 04/12/2017
InternetNZ group chief executive Jordan Carter says "We’re a bit puzzled by the legal basis of it." ... Screen Association boss Matthew Cheetham and InternetNZ chief Jordan Carter's differing takes on Sky TV's website blocking bid. ... InternetNZ takes legal advice

 

Brislen on Tech

From ITP Techblog
Published 17:33 01/12/2017
In 2014 InternetNZ and Google commissioned a report ("The Value of Internet Services to New Zealand Businesses") that showed New Zealand retailers are slow to embrace this whole internet thing.

InternetNZ CEO Carter elevated to group CEO under new structure

From Computer World
Published 18:22 01/12/2017
The InternetNZ Group, which comprises InternetNZ, NZRS - the registry for .nz ... domain space - and the Domain Name Commission, has announced the completion of a "robust appraisal" of its organisational structure, and has elevated InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter to head up the entire group. ... InternetNZ said Carter had been chosen after recruitment consultancy JacksonStone & Partners had been engaged "to conduct a thorough external and internal selection process."

Three chief executives become one at InternetNZ

From National Business Review
Published 14:52 01/12/2017
Three chief executive positions were made redundant at InternetNZ following a strategic review and restructure - with one of those CEOs, Jordan Carter, elevated to the new position of group chief executive. ... The non-profit InternetNZ administers the .nz ... Pre-restructure, it had three branches: InternetNZ itself, which handled management and administration, and two fully-owned subsidiaries (also non-profits): NZ Registry Services (NZRS), whose primary mission was to wholesale domain names, and the Domain Name Commission, which keeps a public registry of who owns what internet address, and wrangles disputes about domain names.

Sky TV fights piracy battle that’s already been won

From Bill Bennett
Published 13:55 01/12/2017
Also from Geekzone
InternetNZ says it is seeking legal advice. ... Should the four ISPs co-ordinate their defence, maybe with help from InternetNZ and other interested parties, life could be difficult for Sky, which is already in long-term decline as it continues to fail to adjust to new technology.

InternetNZ moves to build Internet trust and security

From Computer World
Published 12:15 01/12/2017
InternetNZ has released its 2017 State of the Internet report, with a focus on trust, pledging to do more to build trust and security and calling on others to step up to the plate. ... The report says InternetNZ will: "seek to build a coherent framework for measuring and understanding trust online which looks at correctness, reliability, security, privacy and safety," and will "work to drive up New Zealanders use of multifactor authentication." ... InternetNZ says it wants to see at least 95 percent of New Zealanders doing all these basic security behaviours.

InternetNZ and Vocus slam Sky’s anti-piracy moves

From Computer World
Published 12:15 01/12/2017
InternetNZ has joined Vocus is its criticism of legal action by Sky TV aimed at forcing New Zealand’s largest ISPs to block access to web sites hosting pirated content. ... InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter described the move as "an extreme step in response to a problem of limited scale, and one that is unlikely to achieve the stated goal." ... He said InternetNZ was taking legal advice to understand better whether the Court has the ability to order such a block.

 

Newsletter: NZLS Weekly Issue 87

From Law Society
Published 18:01 30/11/2017
This Office of the Privacy Commissioner PrivacyLive discussion is led by a panel of informed speakers representing Internet NZ, NZ Council of Civil Liberties, the Inspector General of Intelligence & Security, Spark NZ and Victoria and Waikato universities.

InternetNZ Group appoints chief executive

From InternetNZ
Published 15:30 30/11/2017
Also from VoxyInternetNZ
The InternetNZ Council recently involved staff and stakeholders of the InternetNZ Group, including InternetNZ, NZRS and the Domain Name Commission in a robust appraisal of the group’s organisational structure, and whether it is fit for purpose going forward. ... One of the first changes to action was the selection and appointment of an InternetNZ Group Chief Executive to lead the newly integrated organisation. ... Council are now delighted to announce the appointment of Jordan Carter.

Do you support Sky TV's website blocking bid?

From National Business Review
Published 15:20 30/11/2017
InternetNZ (which administers the .nz ... domain) sided with the telcos, with its chief executive Jordan Carter saying "This is an extreme step in response to a problem of limited scale, and one that is unlikely to achieve the stated goal.

Industry players weigh in on Sky TV’s move to block websites

From TechDay
Published 11:49 30/11/2017
InternetNZ’s chief executive Jordan Carter has responded, calling the move "an extreme step in response to a problem of limited scale - and one that is unlikely to achieve the stated goal." ... "InternetNZ is taking legal advice on this matter, to understand better whether the Court has the ability to order such a block."

CIO upfront: Cybersecurity as an enterprise-wide business risk

From CIO New Zealand
Published 10:22 30/11/2017
According to Internet NZ, there are potentially $34 billion in productivity savings to be made if the internet were to be used more efficiently.

Sky TV called out of touch over bid to rein in online piracy

From Radio New Zealand Audio
Published 09:24 30/11/2017
[00:01:00] InternetNZ chair Jordan Carter says it's not the job of internet providers to block websites and even if they did, people would get around it ...

Piracy on the decline despite Sky TV fears, say internet providers

From Radio New Zealand
Published 09:09 30/11/2017
Also from MSNNewsie
InternetNZ chair Jordan Carter said it was not the job of internet providers to block websites, and even if they did people would get around it.

Business News for 30 November 2017

From Radio New Zealand Audio
Published 08:48 30/11/2017
[00:04:12] The chair of InternetNZ Jordan Carter says the action is surprising and sees it as an extreme step in response to a problem of limited scale. ... [00:04:23] JORDAN CARTER If you try and block websites as Sky is applying for you create several problems.

Sky targets web pirates via courts

From Dominion Post
Published 05:00 30/11/2017
InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter said the move was "an extreme step" that was unprecedented in New Zealand.

 

Newshub 6pm - Item 1

From Newshub
Published 20:02 29/11/2017
Internet NZ's Jordan Carter questioned where such a rule would stop.

Announcing the State of the Internet 2017

From InternetNZ

Published 16:21 29/11/2017
Also from InternetNZVoxy
InternetNZ have released the 2017 State of the Internet report, the third annual report of its kind; the first being in 2015. ... "This year we took a close look at trust because of the events around the world that have impacted trust in the past year or so," says Jordan CarterInternetNZ’s Chief Executive. ... As a result of putting this report together, InternetNZ will be increasing their focus on:
But non-profit society InternetNZ said Sky's separate attempt to force internet providers to block access to websites was "extreme" and unprecedented in New Zealand and "worked against the very nature of the internet".

Sky TV accused of trying to censor the internet

From Newshub
Published 15:27 29/11/2017
Also from MSN
Lobby group InternetNZ called Sky's demand an "extreme step in response to a problem of limited scale". ... Chief Jordan Carter says the group is investigating to see whether or not the High Court could actually order a block.

Site blocking won't work - InternetNZ

From InternetNZ
Published 13:28 29/11/2017
InternetNZ is surprised by today’s announcement of court action from Sky TV to a range of ISPs, asking them to block New Zealand Internet users from accessing certain websites. ... "This is an extreme step in response to a problem of limited scale, and one that is unlikely to achieve the stated goal," says InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter. ... "InternetNZ cares about the rights of Kiwi Internet users.

Sky fires broadside in war on piracy

From ITP Techblog
Published 11:49 29/11/2017
InternetNZ's chief executive Jordan Carter describes the move as "an extreme step".
InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter said the move was "an extreme step" that was unprecedented in New Zealand. ... Carter said InternetNZ had always been opposed to site-blocking. ... Carter said InternetNZ was seeking legal advice on whether the court had the ability to agree to Sky's demand.

Internet provider says Sky TV is attempting to censor the internet

From The Press
Published 10:37 29/11/2017
InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter believed the move was unprecedented in New Zealand. ... Carter said InternetNZ was concerned by the legal development. ... InternetNZ was reviewing the injunction application before making further comment.

 

SafeStack CEO wins Best International Superstar award at iSANZ

From Paul Brislen, Brislen Communications
Published 09:58 27/11/2017
The judges, who include Lisa Fong, Deputy Director Information Assurance and Cyber Security at GCSB, Debbie Monahan, Domain Name Commissioner, Ryan Ko, , Head of Cyber Security Lab & Associate Professor, University of Waikato, computer scientist and cryptography expert Peter Gutmann and InternetNZ’s CEO Jordan Carter among others, selected Laura for the prestigious award.

 

1 News midday - Item 14

From TVNZ
Published 14:03 24/11/2017
InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter says the net neutrality laws were designed to protect the ability of anyone to start something new online.

How Trump's plan to end net neutrality could impact NZ

From National Business Review
Published 13:00 24/11/2017
And, back in January, InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter warned it could mean slower access to some sites and services for Kiwis, too, since so many websites and cloud-based software are hosted in the US. ... "US decisions like this matter because the US is so influential in how the internet works and in how innovation in new internet services can be encouraged," says InternetNZ boss Mr Carter (InternetNZ administers the .nz ... Although there seems no immediate threat to net neutrality in this neck of the woods, InternetNZ's Mr Carter says, "That doesn't mean we don't need to be vigilant.

How New Zealanders browse the internet

From Manawatu Standard
Published 11:57 24/11/2017
New Zealanders' use of smartphones over the past decade has skyrocketed but desktop still rules the roost, InternetNZ deputy boss Andrew Cushen says.
Internet New Zealand says the potential repealing of the US's so-called "net neutrality" laws could be bad news for innovation, and for New Zealand internet users. ... The US is currently considering repealing laws which force internet providers to treat all internet data equally - and Jordan Carter says that could be bad for NZ, and the world. ... Jordan Carter, speaking this morning with TVNZ 1's Breakfast programme, said this is a dangerous approach.
The US is currently considering repealing laws which force internet providers to treat all internet data equally - and Jordan Carter says that could be bad for NZ, and the world.

In brief

From Dominion Post
Published 05:00 24/11/2017
Consumers probably assumed that capped plans were cheaper, but that was not always the case.An InternetNZ survey revealed the number of internet users with data caps has more than halved over five years.

People the key to resilience in a climate of disruption

From New Zealand Herald
Published 05:00 24/11/2017
However, a recent report by The New Zealand Initiative and InternetNZ said that "Trying to shoehorn new services into old regulatory models hurts everyone except old incumbent producers."