The next stage of telecommunications infrastructure company
Chorus's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) plans will result in the
network reaching more parts of Dunedin.
Chorus confirmed this week its plans for the third year of
its UFB plans would include building the network in parts of
Halfway Bush, Kaikorai, Kenmure, St Clair and Mosgiel, from
next July to June 2014.
Chorus general manager of network build Chris Dyhrberg said
the in the announcement even more towns would be linked to
UFB, including Waiuku, Pukekohe, Gisborne, Feilding, Levin,
Kapiti, Upper Hutt and Greymouth.
"We're building momentum, with 62,000 customers already in
reach of fibre services today, and some 240 crews working
across the country.
"With the deployment well under way, Chorus is taking the
next step working with local councils, communities and the
industry to build excitement around the benefits fibre can
deliver for residents and businesses," Mr Dyhrberg said.
Chorus was now working on its UFB plans beyond 2014. and
would share these with the industry and local councils.
In all, Chorus would 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.