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#195146 7-Apr-2016 20:10
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So, are you folks in Hamilton on fibre yet?

 

 

Hamilton network completion significant for Ultrafast Fibre

Ultrafast Fibre Limited has welcomed this evening’s announcement from Communications Minister, Amy Adams, that the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in Hamilton has been completed.

Hamilton’s completion marks the conclusion of a five-year network build for Ultrafast Fibre, covering eight urban centres across the central North Island.

The Local Fibre Company began construction of its 3,000km UFB network in 2011, which now passes a total of more than 183,000 businesses, homes and schools, representing about 13 per cent of the national UFB network.

“We are very proud to have completed building the fibre network here in Hamilton, which is where we originally started,” says Ultrafast Fibre CEO, William Hamilton.

“With nearly 63,000 end user premises across Hamilton now able to connect and with demand for UFB continuing to grow, we look forward to seeing the truly innovative things that the city achieves with access to this new technology.”

Ultrafast Fibre has now completed network builds in Hamilton, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Tokoroa, Whanganui and Hawera.

The Company is holding a three-day ‘Beyond Broadband’ Expo to celebrate the completion of the network and showcase the benefits of connecting to UFB. The event includes a range of free workshops for the public, and is being run in conjunction with the Waikato Show, from 8 to 10 April at Claudelands Event Centre.

“The ‘Beyond Broadband’ Expo will allow locals to discover first-hand how UFB can transform their online experience, and how they can get connected through their retail service provider,” says Mr Hamilton.

Mayor Julie Hardaker says it is great news for Hamilton that the UFB build is complete.

“UFB technology provides many opportunities for business and the community and access to UFB is a significant step forward for Hamilton and its economy.

“I encourage everyone to make the most of this new network and what it enables.”

 





 

 

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#1527971 7-Apr-2016 20:37
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I think that means that UFF have completed their entire rollout now.


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  #1528082 8-Apr-2016 00:53
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Yep, UFB network is now 100% complete in Hamilton.
Well done ultra fast fibre, 6 months ahead of schedule - good work.

 
 
 
 


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  #1528102 8-Apr-2016 06:44
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Yep. Been on Fibre for 3 years now I think.




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  #1529009 9-Apr-2016 14:30
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Well done uff, has it been announced if they won the contract for the smaller Waikato towns? I.e huntly, raglan etc

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  #1529025 9-Apr-2016 15:15
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Stan: Well done uff, has it been announced if they won the contract for the smaller Waikato towns? I.e huntly, raglan etc

 

As far as I'm aware UFB Phase 2 is still in tendering.




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  #1529077 9-Apr-2016 17:06
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Great to hear. Should extend some of their reach to Auckland and give Chorus the hurry up. :)


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  #1529163 9-Apr-2016 19:17
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toejam316:
Stan: Well done uff, has it been announced if they won the contract for the smaller Waikato towns? I.e huntly, raglan etc
As far as I'm aware UFB Phase 2 is still in tendering.

 

 

 

cant come soon enough now as it will certainly give the UFF build team something to do while chorus catches up.....





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