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Dunedin GigStart reports 'record' number of startup applications for final funding round
“We’re delighted that having gig technology in the city has contributed to a more dynamic StartUp business scene in Dunedin."
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Gigatown
Final round of GigStart Fund open to local startups
"The opportunities we’ve had to build Dunedin’s tech community has been very significant and the GigStart fund is a major part of that."
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How MyRepublic proved Gbps speeds aren’t required
MyRepublic understands that there just isn’t demand for Gbps speeds in the SME space.
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Cloud
Cloud-based start ups see success in round two of Gig-Start funding
The second round of the Gig-Start Fund has seen $60,000 awarded to three Dunedin start up businesses.
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Gigatown
Funding up for grabs for Dunedin startups
Dunedin startup companies relying on UFB are being urged to apply for funding made possible by the city’s Gigatown win.
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Cloud
Chorus ups Dunedin's Gigatown broadband deal
“Dunedin has an incredible opportunity in taking full advantage and ownership of the gigabit broadband infrastructure Chorus has built."
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Dunedin brings lightning fast WiFi to Octagon
Dunedin is installing a free gigabit-speed WiFi network in the city’s Octagon, offering high-speed internet to the public.
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Gisborne puts its hand up for Round 2 of Government broadband funding
Gaps in connectivity: “We’re also asking for existing wireless networks to be strengthened to get better speed and capacity.”
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Chorus
CallPlus to bring UFB to Wanaka businesses this April
CallPlus is getting ready to hook up Wanaka businesses to UFB, the final step in a long campaign to bring fibre to the area.
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Chorus
Fastest broadband services officially live in Dunedin
Gigabit broadband services are now live in Dunedin today, meaning the city can now access the fastest broadband speeds in the southern hemisphere.
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Long wait ahead for Spark’s Gigatown plans
Spark will offer Dunedin locals its fastest Ultra Fibre plans at heavily discounted prices ahead of its Gigatown plans later this year.
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CityLink to establish Peering Exchange in Dunedin
Wellington-based CityLink is set to establish a 'Peering Exchange' in Dunedin, which another benefit for the city’s tech sector following the Gigatown initiative.
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Spark Digital
Spark joins Dunedin’s Gigatown party
Spark Gigabit broadband plans and GigaWiFi coming to Dunedin next year
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Chorus
Whanganui 'already a Gigatown', but congrats, Dunedin
"I am sure that if we had been able to participate, we would have done very well in the competition".
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Chorus
Dunedin named winner of Chorus Gigatown competition
As the winner of the Chorus competition, Dunedin is set to become New Zealand’s first Gigatown.
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Chorus
Orcon reveals Gigatown launch plans ahead of tonight's Gigatown announcement
The offer includes personal account managed installation support as well as a free Roku 3 TV streaming player so Gigatown residents can make the most out of their lightning fast internet.
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Kiwis compete for $200,000 Gigatown kick start
The Chorus and Alcatel-Lucent led ng Connect programme has launched a new fund designed to help Kiwi entrepreneurs and innovators develop and market a new service concept that will run over UFB.
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Education
Huge educational spinoffs if Timaru wins Gigatown competition
As Gigatown, Timaru would have the country’s fastest internet. Cabrera says this would increase the institute’s ability to deliver quality education to the region and beyond
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Government
How I would spend Chorus’ marketing dollar
It seems as if ‘Gigatown’ is the single marketing focus for Chorus, we look into this obsession.
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5G
Telecom to launch ‘GigaWiFi’ competition
New Telecom 5th Gen WiFi hotspots to deliver up to 1 gigabit per second speeds