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# 132179 11-Oct-2013 13:25
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Is anybody able to give any indications as to how far away Telecom may be from offering fibre services in areas served by UFF (especially New Plymouth). We are able to get fibre where we live, however currently the only ISP's we can get are Snap! and Orcon (and Primo Wireless, but price=OUCH).

We currently have ADSL with Telecom, and it would be nice if we could stay with them, as our service has been pretty rock solid with them over the past couple of years. On the other hand, we are currently lucky to hit 9Mbit/s download speed (no VDSL available) and the speed of fibre is hard to ignore...


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  # 913693 11-Oct-2013 14:39
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Like Peter says, launch dates are commercially sensitive, so I can't give you a date.

Suffice to say though I don't think it's years away as another poster suggested.

I would, however, encourage you to register your interest on the Telecom website. You can find the link if you check availability and it will be in the Ultra Fibre section ("Register for updates"). When we are ready for external pilot in each new UFB area we bring online, we do source trialists from those lists. Being on the list doesn't guarantee you that we'll pick you as a trialist, but not being on it pretty much guarantees that we won't!

My views are my own, and may not necessarily represent those of my employer.

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