Ultra-fast broadband to reach more areas of city

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.


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