New Zealand Connects To Ultra-Fast Broadband

“More than one million households, businesses, schools, and hospitals in New Zealand are now connected to the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) services,” reports Eden Estopace for

“This means 2.4 million New Zealanders are now able to connect to UFB, which is an outstanding achievement this far into the build,” said Communications Minister Amy Adams.

“There are now more than 830 new households and businesses connected to fibre every working day – more than one every minute,” said Adams.

All New Zealand state and state-integrated schools are now able to connect under the Rural Broadband Initiative or UFB, or the Remote Schools Broadband Initiative.

“Around 39 rural hospitals and integrated family, centers are able to access peak speeds of 100 Mbps under the RBI,” according to the article.

“Internet connectivity has become an essential part of the day to day life, and access to faster broadband opens up opportunities across business, health, education and within the local community,” said Adams.

Article Source: EnterpriseInnovation.Net, Eden Estopace, August 9, 2016

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Calcutta Celebrates Hillary@100: “Tales Of Man On Mission”

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A celebration of the life and work of Sir Edmund Hillary in Calcutta on Saturday “remembered him with stories and anecdotes of not only as the mountaineer who became the first…