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Legal action the wrong focus for Chorus

11 Apr 2014

InternetNZ is disappointed that Chorus is seeking leave to appeal the recent High Court decision on the Commerce Commission’s decisions regarding initial pricing for copper broadband services. The Court ruled strongly against Chorus: it’s time to move on.

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter says that the Court was unequivocal in its judgement, and was particularly strong in setting out the way section 18 of the Act operates – the part Chorus argues was misinterpreted.

Heartbleed vulnerability major issue for website owners

09 Apr 2014

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) and the New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) are today warning website owners that their site’s security may have been breached and private information, including logons and passwords, may have been stolen after the HeartBleed vulnerability was identified in the last 24 hours.

InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter said website owners are advised to check their sites and patch them where required. Individual users should change their passwords as a matter of course.

Court decision vindicates Commission approach

08 Apr 2014

Media release - 8 April 2014

Today’s decision by the High Court to reject Chorus’ appeal against the Commerce Commission’s IPP pricing model for Unbundled Bitstream Access is a victory for common sense says InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc).

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter said the great news out of the decision is the clarity that it will provide when it comes to setting New Zealand’s copper broadband prices.

Shot in the arm for Internet researchers

02 Apr 2014

Media release – 2 April 2014

Research projects focussing on the Internet have been given a shot in the arm after InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) awarded over $50,000 to researchers around the country as part of its Internet Research Community Grants round.

Each year InternetNZ grants nearly half a million dollars to individuals and organisations who share its vision of a better world through a better Internet. The most recent funding round was for research projects that focussed on Internet access, policy, technologies, use, performance and impacts.

The value of Internet Services to New Zealanad

31 Mar 2014

InternetNZ and Google have funded research into the value of Internet usage to New Zealand businesses.

The research was conducted by Sapere research and was formally presented this morning at a function put on by the Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce.

The full report can be found here:

And you can read the summary by visiting the Innovation Partnership's website:

Internet Privacy and Rights at the forefront of experts' minds

28 Mar 2014

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is continuing to help the New Zealand Internet eco-system with the culmination of two pieces of research it has helped fund.

Every year InternetNZ gives away half a million dollars in community funding to benefit people who use the Internet. As a result of community grants awarded last year for research, Joy Liddicoat from the Association for Progressive 

End to U.S. oversight a step towards maturity for the Internet

17 Mar 2014

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased by last Friday’s historic announcement that the U.S Government will cede control of domain names and Internet addresses. The United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has said it intends to finish a process it started in the 1990s.

NetHui 2014 website launched: programme ideas wanted

11 Mar 2014

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has begun planning for NetHui2014 and is calling for ideas for this year’s seminal Internet event.

Fresh from the huge success of last year’s NetHui, InternetNZ is calling for suggestions for the programme, as well as seeking volunteers.

InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter said he was excited about the fourth NetHui, as each year something new, exciting and challenging is thrown up.

UFB changes a mixed bag for users, good for Chorus

11 Mar 2014

Today’s changes to the Ultra-fast Broadband Initiative announced by Chorus are a mixed bag for broadband users while being generally positive for Chorus, says InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc).

“We are pleased that Chorus and Crown Fibre Holdings have been able to agree some changes that look acceptable on first glance,” says InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter.

Conversation still to be had about Labour's proposed Digital Bill of Rights

10 Mar 2014

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) says that parts of Labour’s proposed Digital Bill of Rights are excellent, but parts of it may be unnecessary.

InternetNZ supports guaranteeing New Zealanders’ access to the Internet. InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter believes that this is crucial discussion to have, given the importance of Internet access to modern day living.