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  Reply # 1963836 25-Feb-2018 12:45
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Completely agree. Everyone wants is asap and nothing worse than making false promises. Just frustrating when Council is planning other works and wants to avoid re-sealing pavements unnecessarily etc. but worth waiting and getting it right.

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  Reply # 1963849 25-Feb-2018 13:27
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I'm planning on December 2022 in Kirwee so anything better than that will be a bonus :)


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  Reply # 1966698 1-Mar-2018 18:33
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Thats what I'm thinking for my area but really hoping not haha


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  Reply # 1966765 1-Mar-2018 19:51
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Putaruru was scheduled for 2021, but they've moved it forward and have started the build now. A month or two I should have fibre:)




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  Reply # 1967988 4-Mar-2018 20:02
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I'm very jealous.


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  Reply # 1967994 4-Mar-2018 20:24
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I've had fibre since 2015. A mate who lives just up the road (who works from home and has his own home server, stuck on 10MB/s ADSL) is just getting fibre now. He's a great candidate for it and I think he'll be placing his order in the first week it's available.


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  Reply # 1979539 19-Mar-2018 09:23
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I see there are a few articles about exact dates for UFB2+ over the weekend.

 

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1803/S00436/chorus-confirms-ultra-fast-broadband-for-coromandel.htm

 

Does this mean dates are finalised across the country or only a few areas? 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1979556 19-Mar-2018 09:31
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Gisborne too

 

http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/3281826-135/ufb-roll-out-for-townships-over-the

 

 

 

I am pinging my Chorus acct mgr now.


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  Reply # 1979678 19-Mar-2018 11:06
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Mackenzie:

 

Twizel 2020

 

Fairlie 2021

 

Tekapo 2022

 

We expected to be near the end, but still gutted!


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  Reply # 1979680 19-Mar-2018 11:09
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Would have expected if something has gone live, chorus would have done a big stir stir annoucement, I haven't seen one in my inbox yet...





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  Reply # 1979681 19-Mar-2018 11:09
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Any word on Canterbury? Presume it will follow Enable rollout using same engineers?


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  Reply # 1979686 19-Mar-2018 11:11
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We at Mackenzie District Council only received our own dates. I've spoken with Chorus who confirmed that emails were sent to all relevant councils last week. I guess some councils are faster than others at getting the info out publicly.

 

I'm presuming that once Councils have had the initial heads up, a more general public announcement will follow.


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  Reply # 1980344 20-Mar-2018 09:22
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Chrisclarke:

 

Mackenzie:

 

Twizel 2020

 

Fairlie 2021

 

Tekapo 2022

 

We expected to be near the end, but still gutted!

 

 

were you getting it before UFB2+?

 

 

 

if not how can you be gutted about getting it? there are people on UFB1 that wont get it till 2020


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  Reply # 1980366 20-Mar-2018 09:46
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Perhaps I should clarify.

 

Of course we are delighted to be getting fibre - we are very aware that in rural areas nothing is guaranteed when it comes to infrastructure investment from central government. Twizel and Tekapo were included in 2 and Fairlie in 2+.

 

The comment was intended to be tongue in cheek - like most people, I'm sure, we would love to have had fibre sooner but expected because of our small community sizes to be towards the end, if not at the end, of the roll out.


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  Reply # 1982066 23-Mar-2018 13:41
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So, the latest update i have had from Chorus is they have dates mapped out for the next 24 months but beyond that there is less certainty. 

 

Apparently they are trialing a process in Hokitika where they will install an ONT in every house regardless of whether they will be contacted to fibre. The benefits for this are fairly obvious in terms of speed to install beyond this and more importantly they do not need to keep visiting each town to trench new installs as this would have already been completed. 

 

Not sure if there is any other update out there?

 

 


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