“Stuff is entering the broadband market, launching an internet provider that will compete with Spark, Vodafone and dozens of smaller providers”.The announcement is for a run-of-the-mill offering. At first sight it is indistinguishable from existing fibre services.
“Stuff Fibre managing director Sam Morse said parents would be able to filter out ”unsavoury“ internet content and reduce exposure to social media by changing account settings.”This is a departure from the usual broadband sales pitch, but not by much. Any tech savvy parent can already do the same.
“Only 240,000 of the 1.5 million homes and businesses that are currently scheduled to get UFB have upgraded to fibre so far, leaving the bulk of the market up for grabs.”While this is true, it’s not going to be easy pickings. Every single one of the homes and businesses already using broadband will have a service provider who will work to hang on to the business. Many will be happy with what they have.
The simple fact Fairfax think delivering ISP services is smart really shows how dumb they actually are.
— Steve Biddle (@stevebiddle) August 9, 2016
"We want news for free, and we want quality, and we're going to make fun when company diversifies to try pay bills" – stuff fibre reaction.
— Frances Cook (@FrancesCook) August 9, 2016
Stuff Fibre? You'd think diversifying into quality journalism would have been a more obvious choice.
— Alessandra Rachael (@AlessandraRach) August 9, 2016
Hot on the heels of Stuff Fibre, police will today announce RaidMe – where Kiwis dob-in their neighbours for a competitive price.
— Troy Rawhiti??Forbes (@TroyRF) August 8, 2016
Stuff Fibre could try to get all its customers to set a portal as their default home page. Maybe call it Xtra.
— Chris Keall (@ChrisKeall) August 8, 2016
Did Fairfax really think the name Stuff Fibre through?
— Scott Nesbitt (@ScottWNesbitt) August 9, 2016