Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Second year rollout maps for NZ Ultra Fast Broadband

, posted: 9-Mar-2012 00:11

I was visiting the Chorus website this evening checking to see if there was any update on when I would get Ultra Fast Broadband fibre rolled out in my street. To my surprise Chorus had quietly updated their website with plans for their second year of rollouts. In hindsight it shouldn't have been such a surprise as it was briefly mentioned at Orcon's UFB press conference this week that year rollout plans were due this week.

In a discussion with Orcon this week I was advised that UFB should pass 50,000 homes, businesses and schools by mid-2012 and this is expected to increase to pass as many 125,000 properties by mid-2013. To check if your home, office or school is one of the lucky ones jump to the Chorus Fibre availability map, or visit the NZ UFB page on the NZ Tech Podcast website.

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Comment by Kawaii Gardiner, on 10-Mar-2012 03:23

So I assume if ones house isn't on Year 1 or Year 2 that one will never receive fibre to the home? Seems pretty crappy given that I've just checked out the Chorus Fibre availability map and find that there are only 2-3 areas in the Wellington region that will get fibre to the home.

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