FROM THE NEWS DESK
Morrinsville Chamber of Commerce is turning up the heat on local government and central government representatives in the hope of a better deal when it comes to the roll out of ultra fast broadband technology in the town. Government has scheduled its roll out of UFB for Morrinsville and Te Aroha in 2020, and for Matamata it was 2019. But that’s not soon enough for a business community which says it’s struggling to keep pace with the modern world because of its slow internet access capability. Already one business has moved out of Morrinsville and headed to Hamilton to jump on board a faster internet connection. Will more follow? Matamata-Piako District Council seems reluctant to commit to a plan for the business community to install its own network. Instead, the council looks to be waiting it out for 2020 to arrive. Political candidates have been lobbied to help but it’s unclear what support individual parties will be able to give following the general election in September.
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