How to score a free breakfast (and you get to learn about UFB!)

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 8-Jun-2012 16:01

Over in the Geekzone forums this week Orcon announced a series of free breakfast seminars to educate the public on the current Government funded Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout that is currently underway.

Orcon CEO Scott Bartlett, Chorus External Communications Manager Robin Kelly and Head of Industry Relations Craig Young, and TechDay’s Sean Mitchell will answer your questions and provide practical information on how you can make the most of UFB.

If you live in Auckland this is clearly a fantastic opportunity to learn about the UFB project and understand how fibre will be installed to your home or business. A free breakfast is also a great selling point!

For more details check out the Orcon website

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Comment by Jaxson, on 8-Jun-2012 19:39

Aucks only...

Comment by SteveC, on 9-Jun-2012 10:11

Not surprising it is Aucks only ... - Wellington already has 100mbs Internet. They are trying to introduce 21st century to the technology backwoods. Seriously - Orcon appear keen to position themselves as the 'goto guys' for UFB.

Comment by thephoneman, on 10-Jun-2012 16:18

good news the more info about ftth the better like to know what the uptake rate is or expected

Comment by Greg, on 12-Jun-2012 11:56

Good to see Orcon taking the lead from a Retail Service Provider perspective. 20,000 homes have been passed with fibre already, but uptake is apparently only around 2% at the moment. There's no doubt that Joe Public is going to want to know what benefits he is going to get out of fibre that he's not already getting out of ADSL broadband. I say good on Orcon for taking the first steps at trying to educate consumers of the benefits of fibre.

Comment by Asrafrate, on 18-Jul-2012 08:29

Annoyed that I missed out on this. Hoping they do repeats.

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*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

  -xDSL deployments

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

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