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mmunities transform - Whakatane UFB build now mplete

mmunities transform - Whakatane UFB build now mplete Ian Bonnar, executive member of Chorus, says UFB has the potential to transform New Zealand’s economy and its communities.“So we’re really looking forward to seeing how the Whakatane community can take advantage of having world-class connectivity right on their door step,” he says.

Govt extends free UFB nnections

Govt extends free UFB nnections The Government has extended its existing agreement with Chorus that sees free residential connections to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network.The agreement forged between Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) and Chorus means Chorus will continue to offer free residential UFB installations for almost every homeowner until the end of the UFB initiative in 2019.

Kiwis 'another step' closer to better broadband with latest deal

Kiwis 'another step' closer to better broadband with latest deal Since 2012 Chorus has been providing funding for non-standard residential installations, with an initial fund of $20 million – increased to $28 million in 2014.However, earlier this year Chorus announced that funding would be extended until the end of 2016 following a further agreement with CFH.

2degrees gets network back on track for earthquake affected areas

2degrees gets network back on track for earthquake affected areas 5 magnitude earthquake that struck near Hamner Springs in the early hours of Monday morning has taken a massive toll on New Zealand.Since the initial quake, there have been two confirmed deaths, reportedly more than 20 injuries and more than 1400 aftershocks.

NZ earthquake: Kiwi tels join forces for Kaikoura revery

NZ earthquake: Kiwi tels join forces for Kaikoura revery The disaster earthquake that struck New Zealand yesterday damaged a major fibre optic cable that runs from the top of the South Island, along State Highway 1 through Clarence and Kaikoura, to Christchurch.Today, Spark is looking at following in Vodafone’s footsteps and installing a microwave backhaul link to improve mobile connectivity further.

NZ earthquake: Tels successfully restore broadband and IP voice services to Kaikoura

NZ earthquake: Tels successfully restore broadband and IP voice services to Kaikoura Since then, there has been success to restore telecommunications services in Kaikoura with broadband and IP voice services returning at last night at 11pm.And now, with the Wellington link established, the telcos advise that all of Kaikoura’s 1,466 broadband customers should see their broadband service restored.

Kaikoura earthquake: Tels successfully restore broadband and IP voice services

Kaikoura earthquake: Tels successfully restore broadband and IP voice services Since then, there has been success to restore telecommunications services in Kaikoura with broadband and IP voice services returning at last night at 11pm.And now, with the Wellington link established, the telcos advise that all of Kaikoura’s 1,466 broadband customers should see their broadband service restored.

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes In a statement, Communications Minister Amy Adams has thanked the industry for returning services close to pre-quake levels.As a consequence of the quakes, a key fibre backbone running along the Kaikoura coast was disrupted at multiple locations.

NZ's UFB build on track - Waiheke now mplete

NZ's UFB build on track - Waiheke now mplete The UFB build on Waiheke Island is now complete, giving 5600 local homes and businesses faster and more reliable internet.All schools on Waiheke Island are now able to connect to fibre through the UFB and Rural Broadband Initiative programmes.

Chorus upgrades more rural broadband cabinets around NZ

Chorus upgrades more rural broadband cabinets around NZ The broadband cabinets have been upgraded with new VDSL broadband electronics and connected back to the local exchange by fibre optic cable.Ed Beattie, Chorus’ GM of Infrastructure, says slow internet speeds have been a concern for businesses and residents in these areas for a while.

Chorus and Crown Fibre rolling out UFB to 169 more areas around NZ

Chorus and Crown Fibre rolling out UFB to 169 more areas around NZ The two companies will continue the UFB rollout to a further 169 areas around New Zealand.This means that over 200,000 homes and businesses will be able to access fibre.

Kiwis’ broadband habits revealed

Kiwis’ broadband habits revealed It seems Kiwis like to break for dinner before diving head first into the screens, with new data from Chorus shedding some light on New Zealanders’ broadband habits.According to the figures, data usage on the Chorus network is at its lowest at 5am and begins to rise between 6am and 8:30am.

Chorus' year ahead: UFB roll outs and increased customer focus

Chorus' year ahead: UFB roll outs and increased customer focus Operating revenues were $529 million and operating expenses were $194 million.“It’s our intention to bolster the support we offer retailers in migrating customers to our fibre network where it’s available, or to VDSL as a fibre-ready transition step in other areas.

Chorus network capacity will ntinue to grow to meet customer demand

Chorus network capacity will ntinue to grow to meet customer demand The Commerce Commission just released the final decision in its review of the non‑price features of the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) service.The Commission has reviewed the service that Chorus must provide to retail companies with an to ensure that UBA service can continue to be used by retailers to provide the best possible range of competitive broadband services over copper.

Top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast fixed-line broadband

Top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast fixed-line broadband “The results show that New Zealanders are downloading, streaming TV and gaming at a huge rate,” says Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers.“Our use of new technology is also driving the increase in speed.

Chorus reveals top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast fixed-line broadband

Chorus reveals top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast fixed-line broadband Overall, the average download speed for households and small businesses on the Chorus network in February 2017 was 41Mbps compared with 25Mbps at the same time last year.“The results show that New Zealanders are downloading, streaming TV and gaming at a huge rate,” says Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers.

Chorus reveals top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast broadband

Chorus reveals top 10 Kiwi cities to live in for fast broadband Overall, the average download speed for households and small businesses on the Chorus network in February 2017 was 41Mbps compared with 25Mbps at the same time last year.“The results show that New Zealanders are downloading, streaming TV and gaming at a huge rate,” says Chorus network strategy manager Kurt Rodgers.

Phase 2 of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway - who’s town is next?

Phase 2 of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway - who’s town is next? The second phase of the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative is underway, with Hikurangi and Hokitika the lucky first towns to benefit.“Having access to fast and reliable broadband is critical for regional towns like Hikurangi and Hokitika,” Communications Minister, Simon Bridges.

Chorus ntinues to make progress on untrywide network upgrade

Chorus ntinues to make progress on untrywide network upgrade ” Levin residents are large consumers of fibre broadband, with the average household using nearly 200GB worth of data.The impact on businesses and the economy has started to gain momentum, the Electra Group is one of many businesses benefiting from UFB.

Chorus promises to keep Kiwi networks ahead of the curve

Chorus promises to keep Kiwi networks ahead of the curve They established that the traffic on their network must not exceed more than 95% of its capacity at any given time.In June 2017, homes and small businesses on the Chorus network consumed an average of 155 GB each.