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Chorus and Crown Fibre rolling out UFB to 169 more areas around NZ
This means that over 200,000 homes and businesses will be able to access fibre.
Chorus upgrades more rural broadband cabinets around NZ
“There’s no question that access to better broadband makes a significant difference to the lives of New Zealanders."
NZ's UFB build on track - Waiheke now complete
“Nationwide, uptake has now reached around 30%, and the build is over 70% complete.
Govt gives telco industry props for restoration efforts following quakes
“Working around the clock, Spark, Vodafone, 2 Degrees, Chorus and other smaller operators have employed every ounce of Kiwi spirit and ingenuity."
2degrees gets network back on track for earthquake affected areas
“We are optimistic about restoring fixed line and broadband services in Kaikoura in the short term."
NZ earthquake: Kiwi telcos join forces for Kaikoura recovery
The disaster earthquake that struck New Zealand yesterday damaged a major fibre optic cable that all three telcos are working to resolve.
Kiwi telcos assess damage following earthquake
“We hope everyone is safe and not too shaken. Stay strong, listen to civil defence reports and check on those around you."
New Zealand fibre war: Chorus vs Spark
"It is confusing for customers to be given misleading information by service providers with their own agenda."
Spark unveils solution to deal with 'aging' copper line faults
“We wanted to provide a quick and easy way for our customers to stay connected while we are working with the network provider to fix the fault."
Kiwis 'another step' closer to better broadband with latest deal
“New Zealand is leading the world on its fibre roll out and fibre growth."
Govt extends free UFB connections
“The agreement is a pragmatic solution and has been agreed without further funding from CFH."
Downer bows out of fibre installations for Chorus
“Chorus, Visionstream and Downer are all committed to a smooth transition with the minimum of disruption for our technicians.”
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience: White Island Tours
“Fibre is going to enable White Island to grow, and with White Island growing our businesses will grow.”
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience: Tips for businesses wanting UFB at home
“You can’t beat the speed and the improvement in latency and efficiency that you get with it."
Communities transform - Whakatane UFB build now complete
"There are changing consumer needs when it comes to broadband, both for households and businesses and the UFB initiative has been an integral part,"
Chorus brings gigabit fibre coverage to entire UFB network
"Making New Zealand a true 'Gignation', beyond the 5000-plus connections we have in Dunedin, should see us catapulted up the league tables."
Key contractor pulls the plug on Chorus UFB contract
“The fact that Chorus continues to promote and support this low-value contracting model is disgraceful."
Chorus CEO to step down
Chorus has announced the upcoming departure of its chief executive and managing director Mark Ratcliffe.
Chorus calls for 250 technicians to manage fault & fibre demand
Chorus is looking to recruit an extra 250 technicians and staff to cope with the massive demand for copper and fibre networks.
Unbundling UFB – NZ wholesale/retail changes post 2020
If unbundling can be done well, big players could gain a distinct advantage against the smaller players in the market.
Kiwis data hungry, finds Chorus
Kiwis have an insatiable appetite for internet data, with the amount of data being consumed by New Zealand growing almost 100% a month since 2015.
Chorus hits back at fault claims: Our network isn't old
“There's no doubt heavy rain & lightning has an impact on the copper network, but each year we have a plan in place to deal with increased workloads."
Spark blames Chorus as wild weather wreaks havoc
"Our customers find it unacceptable they have to wait weeks to get their services back up and running. We agree with them.”
Rotorua UFB rollout complete: 31 schools now faster than ever
Chorus announces UFB rollout is complete in Rotorua, bringing the service to almost 27,000 schools, businesses, health services and residents.