Fast fibre is coming to more towns
Ultrafast Fibre has announced the next wave of towns to receive ultrafast broadband.
The second stage expansion under the Government’s Ultra-fast Broadband scheme includes 27 more towns and locations gaining access to high speed broadband. Work is already underway in Ngaruawahia, Stratford, Omokoroa and Putaruru, with households already being connected.
Next to join will be the Matangitamahere area south of Hamilton, and Tirau. Work is scheduled to begin next month. Fibre roll out in Katikati in the Bay of Plenty gets underway in June, while Huntly work begins in July.
These UFB2 and UFB2+ areas represent network expansion on top of UFF’S completed deployment of 3000km of fibre optic to eight central North Island cities and towns.
UFF Chief Executive William Hamilton says solid progress continues with expanding the network, which is great news for smaller locations.
“We know there has been a lot of anticipation in these smaller communities about the arrival of fibre, so seeing work get underway is great to see,” he says. “Currently with a standard residential connection being free of charge, we are hoping to encourage as many members of our new communities as possible to access the benefits of this great technology”.
Households and businesses can get further information at www.fibreiscoming.co.nz with a list of towns and approximate start dates under UFB2 and UFB2+.