Kirdog: heh, someone lucky will get gigabit, and someone will have just adsl for 5 more years -___-
Just interesting, who needs the gigabit channel at home? O_O
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freitasm: More details will come soon. Towns will have to organise themselves to put a proposal forward.
"Heroes" is a term we came up with during our discussions last night. Those will be leaders that will work to put those proposals together, interact with community, etc. They'll be the leaders in each community - and that's something that will happen naturally.
Of course in some places there will be a "natural" thought-leader that will battle for things to happen to their own towns (eh, think rod Drury lobbying hard for Napier to be the "gigatown" for example).
Great that'll certainly count Napier out then as our leaders couldn't organise a route in a knocking shop let alone anything this fantastic for the community
UPDATE: A number of readers asked if the competition would cover the winning town's business fibre users. Chorus says at this point it's likely to be only residential customers who get 1 gigabit fibre at an enty-level UFB price (which would be around $70).