Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Orcon Ultra-Fast Broadband in Invercargill, Wanganui, New Plymouth and Tauranga
Posted on 14-Feb-2013 09:10. | Tags Filed under: News.



Residents and businesses in the Invercargill, Wanganui, New Plymouth and Tauranga areas can now access the country’s new $1.5bn ultra-fast broadband (UFB) network, thanks to internet company Orcon.

The announcement sees those residents and businesses with fibre installed in their streets join 13 other areas now capable of accessing the new fibre-optic network via Orcon.

UFB transmits data over fibre optic cables at higher speeds than traditional copper technology, and Orcon is excited by the possibilities the change will open up.

Orcon GM Taryn Hamilton says: “Fibre is going to revolutionise the way we lead our lives – from entertainment, to education, to social services, and especially business. We want people to experience how exciting UFB is, tell their friends, and get the fever for this fantastic new technology. It's the way of the future, and is the best way to deliver all the great things the internet has to offer.

“We’re convinced that ultra-fast broadband will make businesses more competitive, and people in these areas can find out if fibre is in their street and sign up for UFB, by visiting www.orcon.net.nz/fibre.”

For NZ$75 a month Orcon residential customers receive a fibre-capable Orcon Genius modem, Homeline, 30GB of data and national landline-to-landline calls. A plan with unlimited data and national landline-to-landline calls will costs NZ$99. Business and schools’ plans start at NZ$129 plus GST a month.



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

How I propose to fix the property market.
Created by Aredwood, last reply by dejadeadnz on 27-Jul-2016 15:36 (72 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Which island to go to on holiday?
Created by nate, last reply by alasta on 27-Jul-2016 20:51 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Rio Olympics 2016 streaming options
Created by CutCutCut, last reply by ockel on 27-Jul-2016 16:35 (14 replies)

Johnny Moore: I blame baby boomers for housing mess
Created by tdgeek, last reply by dickytim on 27-Jul-2016 06:35 (65 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Pre pay texting
Created by madcarue, last reply by madcarue on 25-Jul-2016 14:32 (13 replies)

Scosche usb charger?
Created by floydie, last reply by richms on 25-Jul-2016 19:10 (12 replies)

Does NZ really have an IT Skills shortage?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by KiwiSurfer on 24-Jul-2016 19:38 (48 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Climate Change: Sh*t is getting real....and fast.
Created by Linuxluver, last reply by lNomNoml on 28-Jul-2016 01:22 (82 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6