UFB connections available to 1.2 million

Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   10 August 2017       Media Statement UFB connections available to 1.2 million Almost 1.2 million New Zealand households and businesses now have access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. The June 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update released today shows that deployment for phase one of the [...]

UFB connections available to 1.2 million 2017-08-10T16:37:03+00:00

Bill to Modernise Telco Act to be Introduced

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications   8 August 2017       Media Statement Bill to modernise Telco Act to be introduced Communications Minister Simon Bridges will introduce a Bill to Parliament today that brings New Zealand’s telecommunications regulatory framework into the 21st century. “The telecommunications market is changing, with new technologies, shifting consumer behaviour [...]

Bill to Modernise Telco Act to be Introduced 2017-08-10T16:16:48+00:00

WEL Networks and Waipa Networks invest further $60M in UFB network

            MEDIA RELEASE On behalf of WEL Networks Limited 26 January 2017 WEL Networks and Waipa Networks invest further $60M in UFB network WEL Networks Limited (WEL) says the achievement of its company Ultrafast Fibre in winning a contract to deliver fibre broadband technology under the Government’s UFB2 initiative, reflects [...]

WEL Networks and Waipa Networks invest further $60M in UFB network 2017-01-26T11:50:39+00:00

Chorus to extend fibre to another 200,000 customers

          26 January 2017 Chorus to extend fibre to another 200,000 customers Chorus today announced it has reached an agreement with Crown Fibre Holdings to extend its ultra-fast broadband (UFB) rollout to a further 169 areas extending from Taipa–Mangonui in Northland to Bluff in Southland. This will make fibre available to [...]

Chorus to extend fibre to another 200,000 customers 2017-01-26T10:50:06+00:00

Ultra-Fast Broadband Access On Its Way To More Central North Island Communities

          MEDIA RELEASE 26 January 2017 ULTRA-FAST BROADBAND ACCESS ON ITS WAY TO MORE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND COMMUNITIES Ultrafast Fibre has today welcomed the announcement from the Communications Minister awarding them the contract to connect a further 12 central North Island communities as part of the Government’s ultra-fast broadband (UFB) initiative [...]

Ultra-Fast Broadband Access On Its Way To More Central North Island Communities 2017-01-26T10:46:54+00:00

Ultra-Fast Broadband extended to 151 towns

  Hon Simon Bridges Minister for Communications 26 January 2017       Media Statement Ultra-Fast Broadband extended to 151 towns Prime Minister Bill English and Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) will be extended to more than 151 additional towns, providing up to 85 per cent of New Zealanders with access to fibre [...]

Ultra-Fast Broadband extended to 151 towns 2017-01-26T10:40:35+00:00

Chorus appoints Kate McKenzie as CEO

19 December 2016 Chorus appoints Kate McKenzie as CEO Chorus has today announced the appointment of Kate McKenzie as its new CEO, effective from February 2017. Kate is a highly regarded and experienced telco executive.  Most recently Kate was Telstra’s Chief Operations Officer, responsible for Telstra’s field services, IT and network architecture and operations. Prior [...]

Chorus appoints Kate McKenzie as CEO 2016-12-19T13:43:13+00:00

UFB build completed on Waiheke Island

    8 December, 2016   UFB build completed on Waiheke Island Chorus has today announced it has finished building the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network on Waiheke Island, meaning more than 5600 households, businesses, schools and health facilities now have access to fibre. Chorus today joined Communications Minister Amy Adams for an event at local [...]

UFB build completed on Waiheke Island 2016-12-12T15:59:27+00:00

Deal agreed for non-standard UFB installations

      18 October 2016 Deal agreed for non-standard UFB installations Chorus today announced a conditional agreement with Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) that will see free residential installations continue through to 31 December 2019 for those premises connecting to the UFB network. Chorus has been providing funding for residential non-standard installations since late 2012, [...]

Deal agreed for non-standard UFB installations 2016-10-18T11:20:58+00:00

UFB build completed in Whakatane

Chorus has today announced it has finished building its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in Whakatane, meaning about 7000 households, businesses, schools and health facilities now have access to fibre. Chorus today joined the Government, council and local business representatives for an event at White Island Tours, which is already benefiting from UFB, to celebrate the [...]

UFB build completed in Whakatane 2017-02-09T15:24:13+00:00