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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 initiative.''
A wooden pole was more suitable than a concrete pole to handle the network load, she said.