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Chorus names next towns to get Crown Fibre

NBR staff
Thu, 08 Mar 2012

Chorus today named the locations where it will break new ground in the second year of its Ultra-Fast Broadband deployment.

From July this year Chorus will start building the UFB network in six more towns – Invercargill, Nelson, Oamaru, Queenstown, Timaru and Whakatane – as well as continue to extend its fibre network even further in areas where work is already underway. This means that by June 2013 Chorus will have delivered fibre past 149,000 premises.

Chorus is publishing its second year plans in advance of deployment to let retail service providers, local councils and communities know about the work which will bring fibre closer to even more New Zealand homes and businesses.

Earlier this week, Chorus also released the list of 502 schools that will be getting UFB fibre between July 2012 and June 2013.

Chorus has already begun the rollout of the new UFB network in Auckland (including parts Remuera, Grey Lynn, Ponsonby, Mt Alert, East Tamaki and the North Shore), Ashburton, Blenheim, Dunedin, Napier-Hastings, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Taupo and the Greater Wellington region (including Masterton).

Information on all the deployment areas and the list of schools is available on the Chorus website www.chorus.co.nz/ultrafast-broadband. It features an online map that outlines the UFB roll-out for the first and second years, and identifies areas where Chorus business fibre is available today.

In all, Chorus will extend the reach of its existing 29,000km fibre network to deploy UFB past more than 830,000 urban homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and medical facilities throughout New Zealand by the end of 2019.

NBR staff
Thu, 08 Mar 2012
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