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Topic # 191425 3-Feb-2016 20:20
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Hi all,

 

 I was expecting the Minister to decide by the end of 2015 but still we don't have a decisions announced on which towns get this....????

 

I have gone back through the forum here 5 pages or so and no recent references to this..

 

Any info???

 

Regards...Laurie

 

 

 

Alexandra Central Otago....


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  Reply # 1484789 3-Feb-2016 21:04
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No news yet, should be announced this year.


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  Reply # 1484794 3-Feb-2016 21:11
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sooner than later I hope....

 

the planning/building teams at UFF must be running out of work now that the network build is complete ..





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  Reply # 1484900 3-Feb-2016 23:49
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 They should come up and do some more build work in Auckland.


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  Reply # 1484901 3-Feb-2016 23:51
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Just putting it out there. I love my 200/200 UFB connection.

 

Sorry, I'll go back to my cave now.





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  Reply # 1484958 4-Feb-2016 07:55
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Work is still going on with UFB at the highest levels of the government behind the sceens. That's all I can say


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  Reply # 1484968 4-Feb-2016 08:23
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  Reply # 1664630 6-Nov-2016 18:03
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I've sent two emails to Amy Adams (Minister for Communications) about this. The first got a response on March 6 2016 saying:

 

 

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As you are aware, the Government is extending the UFB programme [sic], with additional funding of up to $210 million. The UFB extension will deploy fibre-to-the-premises infrastructure to additional towns and areas outside of the existing UFB footprint, to achieve at least 80 per cent population coverage. Areas that will receive new broadband investment under the UFB extension will be announced once deployment contracts have been finalised. I expect to be able to make these details public during the first half of this year. Areas that are not covered by the UFB extension may be covered under phase two of the RBI programme.

 

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After we hadn't heard anything by the middle of the year, I followed up to see if there was any more details and got a response on 16 August 2016 from Amy Adams secretary: 

 

 

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Negotiations are taking longer than initially thought and they are still underway. Announcements are due shortly. Apologies that I can not provide any further information at this point in time.

 

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  Reply # 1664631 6-Nov-2016 18:05
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This article in Stuff is also relevant: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/85780424/Poorly-served-rural-areas-promised-fast-internet-plans-with-350Gb-data-caps

 

 

Work on RBI2 had been delayed while the Government and officials determined the final footprint of the fibre-optic ultrafast broadband (UFB) network.

 

UFB will be extended from its current coverage target of 75 per cent of the country through a separate initiative called UFB2.

 

The decision to release a tender for RBI2 suggests the contract for UFB2 is very close to being finalised by government investment vehicle Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH).

 

UFB2 has a minimum goal of extending UFB to another 5 per cent of the country, taking coverage to 80 per cent of homes and businesses.

 

CFH is expected to announce before Christmas that network company Chorus has won the contract for UFB2 and that the extra coverage area will be much larger than that – potentially leaving only 10 to 15 per cent of households outside the reach of fibre-to-the-home and in the wider RBI zone.

 

CFH spokeswoman Anna Verboeket declined to comment, saying negotiations on UFB2 were continuing.

 


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  Reply # 1664650 6-Nov-2016 18:59
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Oh boy I'd very much like to comment but shouldn't :)  It is going to be interesting.


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  Reply # 1664651 6-Nov-2016 19:05
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I am hoping towns like Whangamata will get coverage.


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  Reply # 1664661 6-Nov-2016 19:51
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Hope we get 90%+ coverage.

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  Reply # 1664662 6-Nov-2016 20:00
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DarkShadow: Hope we get 90%+ coverage.

 

 

 

but if its 90% and i'm not covered hows that fair! - Literally waiting for the post...





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Reply # 1664890 7-Nov-2016 11:35
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Whoops tried to reply to a post and it disappeared...so here...

 

 

 

I have also emailed the Minister Amy Adams and got a reply from a secretary that its in line for the Minister to reply to...about a month back....I hope we can get a definitive announcement shorty this month...!!!...Its been a year now of waiting to see what will happen locally with this infrastructure upgrade...

 

 

 

Uploading my videos to YouTube will go much faster and therefore I will be that much more productive....Laurie 


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  Reply # 1667698 10-Nov-2016 22:34
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Rumors are saying before end of November from what I hear, I am also waiting as I am in a potential UFB2 town.


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  Reply # 1672693 17-Nov-2016 12:24
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Im hanging out for this. I really hope something is getting put closer for me, I can shoot an arrow at houses that have VDSL yet I'm on 10mb

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