Ultra Fast Broadband Extension (UFB2)
The UFB Extension will increase the percentage of New Zealanders able to access Ultra-Fast Broadband from 75% to 84% by 2025. Eighty percent of the population will be able to access UFB by 2021. More than $300 million has been made available to further improve connectivity to 151 towns and 43 areas on the fringe of UFB1 towns and cities….Read more >
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 >