Installation of ultrafast broadband infrastructure is
expected to be complete in the Mosgiel area by 2016.
Fibre optic cable is being installed throughout the country
as part of the Government's ultrafast broadband initiative.
A Chorus spokeswoman said contractors were installing cable
along Gordon Rd and had finished installing it to the
business area along Gladstone Rd South.
The residential area of Gladstone Rd North was also complete,
so residents could approach their provider for a fibre
The increase to 100Mbps in the central business area was
expected to be completed by 2014.
Businesses contacted by the Taieri Times supported the
roll-out, although they acknowledged it was causing some
Business areas along Factory Rd would be next and planning
was under way for installation for the rest of the town, with
the aim of it being complete by 2016.
In Green Island, the network upgrade to 100Mbps from 20Mbps
was scheduled to be completed between July 2014 and June
Dates for the upgrade in Fairfield and Abbotsford were still
to be set, although ultrafast broadband had been installed to
The ''fibre to the premises'' network meant it would be
possible to deliver the highest data speeds that could
support services such as internet television and high
definition video conferencing.
It involves taking fibre from the local exchange to new fibre
cabinets, laying microduct down each street and ''blowing the
fibre through the microduct to the premises when a customer
is ready to connect to fibre''.
A Dunedin City Council spokesman said the broadband
contractors were required to return footpaths to their
previous condition which included the ''river'' pattern in
the Gordon Rd business district.