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  # 1915543 9-Dec-2017 08:18
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quickymart:

 

What would they change? The programme has already been announced, they would be foolish to backtrack on anything now.

 

 

Didnt stop the morons in AU gutting their broadband plans...





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I've been working with Chorus for about a year to improve telecom and broadband services in our wee rural town. We had a contingent from Wellington here a few weeks ago who said that because of the addition of the new areas under UFB2+ and the shortening of the rollout (now completed by 2022) Chorus were working on new roll out schedules which should be completed by the first week of December. I'm not sure when/how this will fall into the public domain but I will give them a call next week to see how they're getting on and post here if I discover anything useful.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1915637 9-Dec-2017 12:24
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Chorus are hoping to get new maps out soon from what I got told (sometime in December)

 

I believe these maps here are pretty close to coverage of UFB 1, 2 and 2+

 

https://ufb.org.nz/maps/

 

Timeframes for UFB 1 are unchanged, UFB 2 and 2+ will all be done by the end of 2022. There still working on the dates as far as I know.

 

Parts of Thames, Hokatika and Horotiu are ready for service. I think a couple of Northpower areas too.

 

UFF told me they want to have UFB 2 finished by end of 2019 and 2+ by end of 2022.


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  # 1915664 9-Dec-2017 14:01
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Jase2985:

 

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 :)

 

 

 

 

Yeah I see that picture, but as I said, I've seen it written in a release that its due out before December cool


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  # 1915726 9-Dec-2017 16:52
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either way there is more evidence that its due this month. Whats 4 weeks in the scheme of things?


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  # 1915732 9-Dec-2017 17:03
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Jase2985:

 

either way there is more evidence that its due this month. Whats 4 weeks in the scheme of things?

 

 

 

 

3 weeks.


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  # 1915733 9-Dec-2017 17:03
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even better than


 
 
 
 


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  # 1915760 9-Dec-2017 18:34
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Chorus will be busy bees, as VDSL vectoring is also supposed to be all go at end of year.


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  # 1915894 10-Dec-2017 09:07
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Pumpedd:

 

I am sure the new Government will make changes....they tend to not like spending on infrastructure.

 

 

After years bashing the UFB project Clare Curran seems to have become silent on the issue particularly after her outbursts about UFB2 earlier in the year and what a bad deal it was. Hopefully this is a sign she's seen the light and will realise how great the project actually is.

 

 


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  # 1915906 10-Dec-2017 09:24
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Can it actually be cancelled/scaled back though? I thought the Government (MBIE?) was committed and contracts had been signed?


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quickymart:

 

Can it actually be cancelled/scaled back though? I thought the Government (MBIE?) was committed and contracts had been signed?

 

 

Contracts were signed back in August for them between CFI (formally CFH) and the fibre companies.


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As far as I am aware there is not date for the vectoring rollout, it sure won't be by the end of this year. Maybe end of next year.

 

It is still in trial in part of Christchurch.

 

Change brown out starts soon too.

 

It would be difficult to stop UFB 2/2+ rollout. I am sure someone could find a loop hole but I highly doubt any of the party's would. At a macro level it has been a massive success, at a micro level there are been a number of issues around quality of installs, delays for installs, MDU and consent. They are on top of some of these now.

 

Labour was the one who originally proposed UFB. I suspect National prob got a sharper deal than Labour would have however.

 

 


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atomeara:

 

Labour was the one who originally proposed UFB. 

 

 

That is an alt fact.

 

National proposed it in 2008 as one of their key election policies for the election they subsequently won.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1916002 10-Dec-2017 13:28
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sbiddle:

 

atomeara:

 

Labour was the one who originally proposed UFB. 

 

 

That is an alt fact.

 

National proposed it in 2008 as one of their key election policies for the election they subsequently won.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I stand corrected, Labour wanted to continue there FTTN program.

 

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0804/S00523.htm

 

Highly amusing some of the other comments in there about what they wanted to do.


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  # 1916018 10-Dec-2017 14:33
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The  complaining from Clare Curran at the time was quite remarkable - on the $340 million plan of Labour's for copper expansion that National canned

 

 

Labour's communications and IT spokeswoman Clare Curran said the decisions on the fund and the council were "gut wrenching and wrong".

 


"Both have sent the industry tumbling backwards into uncertainty at a time when confidence, investment in regional growth and smart, innovative digital solutions should be at the forefront of an economic growth strategy," Ms Curran said.
"Dozens of innovative broadband projects poised to deliver fast broadband services to communities across New Zealand have been cast aside in an extraordinary backward step for our digital industry."

 

 

And of UFB as a whole

 

http://clarecurran.org.nz/post.php?post_type=speech&post_id=30

 

 

 

 


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