Kyanar: Looking at that map, it's obvious that Chorus is fairly uninterested in getting Fibre to the Home. Every one of their Year 1 targets is either Industrial, Commercial, or Upper Class housing. I would have liked to see them at least make a token effort to include a neighbourhood inhabited by average people. Or at the least including their existing fibre network in the year 1 targets (which they haven't) - I realise there is a cost involved in rolling UFB out to the existing network, but surely compared to lighting up new cable that's a "quick win"?
You have to remember the focus of the UFB (quoting the front page of the CFH website)
"The Government's objective is to accelerate the roll-out of Ultra-Fast Broadband to 75 percent of New Zealanders over ten years, concentrating in the first six years on priority broadband users such as businesses, schools and health services, plus green field developments and certain tranches of residential areas."