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Topic # 215131 13-Jun-2017 14:30
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More than three-quarters of the build for phase one of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme is complete, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. 

 

“This is a fantastic milestone which means that more than 1,132,000 households and businesses now have access to fibre. At four per cent ahead of schedule, the build is now complete in 22 cities and towns across New Zealand,” Mr Bridges says.

 

“Combined with the Rural Broadband Initiative, the UFB programme is one of the biggest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in New Zealand so it’s great to see the rollout progressing so well.

 

“We’re fast-moving towards our goal of 85 per cent of New Zealanders having access to fibre by the end of 2024, and for vastly improved broadband to be available in New Zealand’s rural communities.”

 

Mr Bridges says the Government’s investment in world leading communications infrastructure is driving access to better, faster internet for New Zealanders, as evidenced by Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Report.

 

“The Report shows that in the first quarter of 2017, New Zealand’s average broadband speed increased to 14.7 Megabits per second (Mbps) – a significant leap of 40 per cent in the last year,” Mr Bridges says.

 

“In addition, it found that mobile broadband users in New Zealand enjoy average speeds of around 13 Mbps. This means we’re tied for third fastest in the Asia Pacific region, and puts New Zealand alongside other global connectivity leaders such as Japan and South Korea.

 

“Access to faster internet carries numerous benefits for people, businesses and communities right across New Zealand, allowing them to connect to each other and to the rest of the world.

 

“It’s great to see our country rising in the global broadband speed rankings, as New Zealanders continue to benefit from the rollout of faster broadband,” Mr Bridges says.

 

The Government’s target for connectivity is that by 2025, 99 per cent of New Zealanders will be able to access peak download speeds of 50 Mbps or better, and the remaining one per cent able to access at least 10 Mbps.

 





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  Reply # 1799448 13-Jun-2017 15:09
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"Better broadband using fibre will be available at this address Jul-2019". This is Tawa, Wellington - not exactly the back of beyond.

 

Bah humbug!


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  Reply # 1799454 13-Jun-2017 15:12
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Ours still says December 2017, but we had a shiny new fibre cable poke its head out of the ground last week. Not sure how long it takes to go live, but I'm hoping its < 6 months. :-)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1799455 13-Jun-2017 15:18
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PolicyGuy:

 

"Better broadband using fibre will be available at this address Jul-2019". This is Tawa, Wellington - not exactly the back of beyond.

 

Bah humbug!

 

 

What about these poor guys?

 

57 Wai-Iti Cres, Lower Hutt

 

 

 

 

  • UFB fibre up to 1 Gbps latest forecast date Jun-2014. That's now three years ago and they've still done nothing to install fibre in this area.

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1799506 13-Jun-2017 16:04
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Nope, this has to be wrong.

 

 

 

my trees are still without fibre hanging from them!

 

i'd be interested in per LFC stats more than overall....





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  Reply # 1799509 13-Jun-2017 16:15
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PolicyGuy:

"Better broadband using fibre will be available at this address Jul-2019". This is Tawa, Wellington - not exactly the back of beyond.


Bah humbug!



Luxury! ;-) Dec 2019 for us and we are only 9km from the center of the Auckland CBD

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  Reply # 1799510 13-Jun-2017 16:15
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PolicyGuy:

 

"Better broadband using fibre will be available at this address Jul-2019". This is Tawa, Wellington - not exactly the back of beyond.

 

Bah humbug!

 

 

500m either side of me has it available. 

 

Me ? July 2019 as well.

 

 





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DarthKermit:

 

PolicyGuy:

 

"Better broadband using fibre will be available at this address Jul-2019". This is Tawa, Wellington - not exactly the back of beyond.

 

Bah humbug!

 

 

What about these poor guys?

 

57 Wai-Iti Cres, Lower Hutt

 

  • UFB fibre up to 1 Gbps latest forecast date Jun-2014. That's now three years ago and they've still done nothing to install fibre in this area.

 

 

That's a complex MDU retirement village / nursing home that's undergoing pretty major reconstruction.

 

All residential dwellings in Wai-iti Cres got UFB years ago.

 

 

 

 


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Maraenui, Napier is still without fibre. Due mid 2018 apparently.

 

My brother has been hanging out............


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  Reply # 1799524 13-Jun-2017 16:46
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I still got a 2 year wait for UFB....and UFB2 construction has already started!

 

Oh well I still have My Fibre Cable connection with Vodafone that still looks like coax cable...


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  Reply # 1799633 13-Jun-2017 20:15
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I don't really see this as a very important stat. I would far prefer to see the uptake versus these 1.1 million properties.

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