Broadband progress pleases
Taupo MP Louise Upston is pleased that the Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative is taking shape in Tokoroa, with the Government reaching an agreement with Ultra Fast Fibre Limited, owned by WEL networks.
The agreement is part of the Government’s commitment to bring broadband to rural areas.
‘‘This Government is committed to getting our communities on ultra-fast broadband and I’m delighted that this is progressing for the people of Tokoroa,’’ Mrs Upston said. ‘‘With a population of over 14,000, Tokoroa will greatly benefit from these upgrades.’’
Crown Fibre Holdings has concluded negotiations with WEL Networks who will begin laying fibre in early 2011. The project is expected to be completed by 2015.
‘‘This is an important and exciting step closer to getting ultra-fast broadband in our community,’’ Mrs Upston said.
Crown Fibre Holding’s objective is to reach 75 per cent coverage across the country within 10 years. ‘‘The access prices CFH has negotiated will ensure the benefits of fibre are within reach of businesses as well as everyday New Zealanders.’’
Wholesale household prices fall between $40 per month for an entry level product to $60 per month for the 100 Megabit product. There are no charges for connection.