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UFB 1 build completed: 75%
UFB uptake: 40%
RBI1 Uptake: 40%
New Zealanders able to access fibre by end 2022 – 87%
UFB1 Towns completed:
UFB2 Towns covered:
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UFB end users able to Connect:

RBI2 – New Areas Updates

Tenders for the extension of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI2) and coverage of mobile black spots under the Mobile Black Spot Fund (MBSF) was issued by Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) on 27 October 2016. This closed on 3 April 2017. Together, these $150 million grants, funded by the Telecommunications Development Levy, will deliver high speed broadband to more rural communities and cellular mobile coverage to key stretches of state highways and tourism locations.

Target Coverage Areas
RBI2 target coverage areas are those where rural end users have access to terrestrial broadband services (fixed line or wireless) of less than 20 Mbps maximum speed in any region in New Zealand. Read More >