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  # 1888627 24-Oct-2017 14:28
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Hey guys, I've had a look at the chorus website, and they have a PDF on there called "UFB2+" coverage map. It has my general area listed under Acacia Bay, Taupo but it doesn't go in to any detail, I've then gone to the National Broadband Map (see below image) and it has more detail showing my area will have fibre estimated by end of 2022?
Can someone who has more access to the new coverage check this is the case?
Happy to PM my specific address if that will help narrow down.

 

 

 

https://i.imgur.com/qyh3XfP.png

 

 


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  # 1889172 25-Oct-2017 10:23
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i dont believe they have finalised the areas yet, just a rough indication


 
 
 
 


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  # 1889424 25-Oct-2017 16:57
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Thanks mate. My fingers are firmly crossed.

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  # 1894337 2-Nov-2017 16:54
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How will this work in terms of ISP selection? While it may be great for a small town to officially have UFB, will supplier ISP's have to separately provision that town? It may not be worth it.





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  # 1894338 2-Nov-2017 16:55
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I believe that each of the small towns has a "parent town" that the service is extended from. To use a local example, Ohope, Edgecumbe, etc would get the same ISP selection as Whakatane.

 

I think I saw a list/spreadsheet somewhere of the relationships between towns, but I'm too lazy to find it now tongue-out


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  # 1894448 2-Nov-2017 21:09
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Chorus have broken theirs up into 33 Coverage Areas for the whole country.

 

Chorus then released NGA Tail Extension which means for a service provider to offer Chorus UFB to the whole country you need 5 handovers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

 

There are then the other LFCs, each are taking new areas at existing handovers

 

Northpower for Whangarei / Lower Northland

 

UFF for Hamilton / Waikato

 

UFF for Tauranga / Bay of Plenty

 

UFF for New Plymouth and Taranaki

 

UFF for Whanganui

 

Enable for Christchurch.

 

UFF does not offer tail extension between locations.

 

Generally this should mean most middle to large size ISPs can do the whole country, smaller ones may focus on key areas, however there are so many providers offering wholesale now it is easy to do the whole country.


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MichaelNZ:

 

How will this work in terms of ISP selection? While it may be great for a small town to officially have UFB, will supplier ISP's have to separately provision that town? It may not be worth it.

 

 

It's in the UFB2 contracts that the new areas have to use an existing UFB1 handover. So there won't be any additional work ISPs need to do. If an ISP can serve the closest big town, they will be able to serve the small towns nearby.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1894682 3-Nov-2017 11:53
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atomeara: UFF for Tauranga / Bay of Plenty

 

I've seen this mentioned a few times. The majority of BOP is under Chorus, not UFF. There's a map here. Likewise there's a lot of Chorus in Waikato too.


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  # 1915189 8-Dec-2017 11:35
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I see there was meant to be an update before December on the ufb2+, anyone in the know?

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  # 1915373 8-Dec-2017 16:34
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timmay556: I see there was meant to be an update before December on the ufb2+, anyone in the know?

 

where did you see this and what information were you expecting?


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  # 1915377 8-Dec-2017 16:43
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This perhaps?

Click to see full size

 

 

 

 


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  # 1915388 8-Dec-2017 17:13
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Jase2985:

 

timmay556: I see there was meant to be an update before December on the ufb2+, anyone in the know?

 

where did you see this and what information were you expecting?

 


I've definitely seen it somewhere, might have been a news release on Chorus' website that said a final announcement was due before december


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  # 1915437 8-Dec-2017 20:39
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timmay556:

 

Jase2985:

 

timmay556: I see there was meant to be an update before December on the ufb2+, anyone in the know?

 

where did you see this and what information were you expecting?

 


I've definitely seen it somewhere, might have been a news release on Chorus' website that said a final announcement was due before december

 

 

the above picture says december, there are still like 22 days left :)


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  # 1915524 9-Dec-2017 00:30
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I am sure the new Government will make changes....they tend to not like spending on infrastructure.


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  # 1915541 9-Dec-2017 08:09
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What would they change? The programme has already been announced, they would be foolish to backtrack on anything now.


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