UFB com­ing to more Pu­taruru house­holds

South Waikato News - - Out & About - STUFF.CO.NZ

Pu­taruru is one of the lat­est towns set to ben­e­fit from Gov­ern­ment in­vest­ment in an Ul­tra-fast Broad­band (UFB) ex­pan­sion pro­gramme.

The Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced it plans to in­vest $300 mil­lion to ex­pand an Ul­tra-fast Broad­band (UFB) pro­gramme to an ad­di­tional 151 towns across New Zealand.

Phase one of the UFB pro­gramme brought fi­bre ac­cess to 38 ar­eas in New Zealand in­clud­ing Toko­roa, Taupo, and Cam­bridge.

MP for Taupo Louise Up­ston said it will be of sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fit

‘‘High qual­ity in­ter­net makes a dif­fer­ence to the way we run our lo­cal busi­nesses, with ac­cess to the dig­i­tal econ­omy and greater com­mer­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties.’’

to lo­cal in­ter­net users.

‘‘For our re­gions, this means the Taupo fringe and air­port, Tu­rangi and Pu­taruru will gain ac­cess to UFB,’’ she said.

‘‘High qual­ity in­ter­net makes a dif­fer­ence to the way we run our lo­cal busi­nesses, with ac­cess to the dig­i­tal econ­omy and greater com­mer­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties. In schools, stu­dents and teach­ers can ben­e­fit from on­line learn­ing re­sources and ex­plore in­no­va­tive ap­proaches to teach­ing and learn­ing.’’

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