Photo by Linda Robertson.
A Dunedin lamppost at the ''end of its useful life'' is
replaced in Taieri Rd, Dunedin.
A Chorus spokeswoman said more than 1000 poles were being
replaced in Dunedin and Mosgiel to deploy the ultrafast
broadband (UFB) network.
Many houses were connected to the network overhead, she said.
''This allows for the ongoing copper-based services to be
delivered to houses along with the new UFB services. Some
power services are also being upgraded as part of this
A wooden pole was more suitable than a concrete pole to
handle the network load, she said.