Tagged: new zealand broadband

NBN – To Be or Not to Be // UFB -Steady as she goes - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Aug 10, 2010

As we approach the Australian federal elections, the future of NBN (National Broadband Network) is on the chopping block. I follow passionately the current debate, because the outcome, whichever way it goes, will have major repercussions for Australia’s economy. I have written about this project several times in the past, and am a firm believer in the long-term benefits of … Read More

China and Free Internet Speech - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jan 24, 2010

I try to avoid politics here. We live in our own countries and we deserve (dit-on) the government we elect. But when we discuss the Internet and Next Generation Networks, we also need to discuss what goes over those networks around the world. One interesting article about the current Google versus China debate can be found … Read More

FTTH Excitement in Auckland - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 21, 2009

Following the extremely successful FTTH Asia-Pacific Council annual conference in Melbourne last May, the Council opted to hold their General Meeting here in Auckland last week. Some 40 members from all over the region attended, for some their first visit to New Zealand. After a busy first day’s business, the group was hosted by … Read More

Meeting the two Steves - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Nov 05, 2009

Steve who? you say… Well Steven Joyce, New Zealand Minister for Communications and Information Technology, and Stephen Conroy, Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. Both were present and co-opened the KANZ Broadband Summit at Sky City yesterday. They seemed to know and appreciate each other, with mutual banter about Rugby, the weather, ’G’day … Read More