Some new data fields have been added to the 2015-16 Google Doc.
(1) Column W (Premises): We would like to get better statistics on internet connections by type of premises. This is to help us understand the challenges for families, who we suspect are mainly in rental accommodation, in securing landlord permission to install new copper or fibre internet connections. There are three options in the pull-down menu (Owner Occupier, Housing NZ, Private Rental). You can capture this information from the 2degrees Internet Signup forms where we ask for the Landlord name. The current signup form only asks for landlord details for UFB connections but we would like to capture this information for all connections, as we are striking problems with landlord approvals for copper connections as well.
(2) Columns BH – BN (Alternate contact details): This information is also currently collected on 2degrees signup forms, but not recorded in our national database. We think this information might help us contact families at the 12 month transition when we have trouble contacting them directly as well as help in the future for research purposes.
For those of you who have already graduated families in the current financial year, it would be helpful to populate these fields from the internet signup forms in your files.