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Topic # 173213 15-May-2015 10:20
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I am happy that Taupo has 100% UFB coverage. I just wonder how come the capital doesn't.


Communications Minister Amy Adams says the completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Taupō means nearly 13,000 houses, businesses, schools and health facilities now have access to world-class fibre.

“UFB provides communities with the ICT skills they need to grow and innovate. Businesses with a high internet use have double the growth, exports and job creation rates compared to companies with a low web presence,” Ms Adams says.

Together, the Government and Chorus have invested more than $23 million to deliver UFB to Taupō.

Ms Adams said at only four per cent, uptake in Taupō had been slower than other areas but expected this would pick up.

“UFB is a unique and innovative initiative and I encourage people to take advantage of the benefits fibre can deliver. I expect that demand for UFB will continue to grow over the next 12 months as people start to realise the benefits of faster, more reliable connectivity.”

Eleven schools and around 1400 businesses in Taupo now have access to fast internet facilities.
“It’s important our classrooms are part of the digital world. Kiwi kids and schools are really benefiting from ultra-fast broadband. Students are more engaged and are able to easily source and store information online,” Ms Adams says.

“With stage one of the UFB build well advanced, the Government is now progressing the extension of the programme to a further 200,000 New Zealanders, meaning the overall reach of UFB will move from 75 per cent to 80 per cent of all New Zealanders.”








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  Reply # 1305649 15-May-2015 10:27
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Because Taupo is smaller, so at the same rate of houses passed a day, it takes less time to pass all of them.

Whanganui's UFB network is done, too.



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Yes, I gather that. Surprising they schedule the same rate for everywhere instead of accelerating where there's higher density - AKL, WLG, CHC.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1305710 15-May-2015 11:31
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I see that Timaru is only one cabinet away from 100% completion.

On the other hand, small towns like Feilding are not even half complete yet.




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  Reply # 1305749 15-May-2015 12:26
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deadlyllama: Because Taupo is smaller, so at the same rate of houses passed a day, it takes less time to pass all of them.

Whanganui's UFB network is done, too.


My understanding is that the entire UFB network planned by Northpower is complete. I wonder if they get a prize for being first......




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  Reply # 1305758 15-May-2015 12:54
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freitasm: Yes, I gather that. Surprising they schedule the same rate for everywhere instead of accelerating where there's higher density - AKL, WLG, CHC.



AKL and WLG are done at about 30x and 10x the rate of Taupo...
https://www.chorus.co.nz/ufb


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DarthKermit: I see that Timaru is only one cabinet away from 100% completion.

On the other hand, small towns like Feilding are not even half complete yet.


Where are you seeing this data? Is there an up to date list somewhere?

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DarthKermit: I see that Timaru is only one cabinet away from 100% completion.

On the other hand, small towns like Feilding are not even half complete yet.


Where are you seeing this data? Is there an up to date list somewhere?


https://www.chorus.co.nz/network-upgrade-map 

Simply from their map.




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  Reply # 1306190 16-May-2015 07:04
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I thought that Ashburton was finished last year too.





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BarTender: I thought that Ashburton was finished last year too.


and Whangarei becomes nzs first fully fibred city

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  Reply # 1306197 16-May-2015 08:22
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freitasm: ... Surprising they schedule the same rate for everywhere instead of accelerating where there's higher density - AKL, WLG, CHC.


According to Chorus, as at 31 Dec 2014, Auckland was 25% complete and Wellington was 30% complete. Christchurch was not listed as it is not a Chorus area.




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