Web surfing speeding up in Warrington

Welcoming the installation of ultra-fast broadband in Warrington yesterday are (from left, back)...
Welcoming the installation of ultra-fast broadband in Warrington yesterday are (from left, back) Chorus employees Woody Agane, Mike Hardiman, Andy Carroll and Louis Hartley and (front) Digital Economy and Communications Minister Dr David Clark and pleased customer Doug Hall. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON
Warrington residents will have their first taste of high-speed internet after fibre was finally installed in the Dunedin suburb.

The Dunedin ultra-fast broadband build was completed in 2018, providing most of the city with high connection speeds, however some suburbs were left without it.

The upgrade in Warrington, north of the city, was completed yesterday.

Dunedin Labour MP and Digital Economy and Communications Minister Dr David Clark said it would significantly improve the area’s connectivity.

The infrastructure would benefit 250 businesses and homes which had not been able to connect to the fibre before.

"This will be of great benefit to the area, as improved connectivity is a key driver of economic growth" he said.

Some have already ordered an upgraded connection, including Doug Hall, whose mother lives in the area.

He managed her internet connection and, as she had recently retired, her usage was about to go "through the roof", he said.

She would be able to easily stream shows and enjoy her connection with less stress.

He believed ultra-fast broadband was "better than sliced bread" and made a huge difference for businesses and homes.

wyatt.ryder@odt.co.nz

 

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