Press Releases

      11 March 2014 Chorus and Crown Fibre Holdings agree package of UFB improvements Chorus today announced a package of improvements to the UFB initiative have been agreed with Crown Fibre Holdings that ensure the roll-out is more cost effective, provides better outcomes for end users and eliminates some barriers to take-up. The initiatives do not require any […]

        Media Release: 17 December 2013 Chorus has today commenced work to deploy its ultra-fast broadband network in Greymouth, supported by local lines company Westpower.About 3,500 premises will be passed by the UFB rollout in Greymouth and eight schools connected directly to fibre. Chorus has contracted local company Electronet to carry out the work to build UFB […]

      CFH delighted with Ultra Fast Broadband progress 8 August 2013 Chair of Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) Simon Allen is delighted with the progress of the Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative. Echoing today’s remarks by the Minister for Communications and Information Technology Amy Adams, Mr Allen said it was fantastic to see the UFB initiative had exceeded its deployment targets. […]

Media Release: 8 July 2013 Chorus confirms UFB fibre build plans for two further years Chorus today confirmed plans for the deployment of Ultra-Fast Broadband in years’ four and five of its fibre build programme. The July 2014 to June 2016 plan will see Chorus begin work in the last of its 24 candidate areas, Waiheke Island in Auckland, as […]

                      Media Release : 2 July 2013 Fibre network provider, Enable has today announced its fibre broadband build programme to July 2014, with a focus on delivering services to more business areas and to schools. “Schools and businesses will benefit significantly from fibre broadband immediately and are an important priority for Enable” said CEO, Steve Fuller. “With this in mind, […]

   Media Release : 28 June 2013 Chorus announces fibre build plans for 190 more schools Thousands more students across the country will soon have access to the new fibre optic network for Ultra Fast Broadband, as Chorus today announces the list of 190 schools that will be able to connect to fibre by the end of June next year. […]

       Media Release 27 June 2013 Fibre companies respond to demand for even faster broadband at a great price Fibre network providers Enable, Ultrafast Fibre and Northpower Fibre have today announced a new 50Mbps download and 20Mbps upload fibre broadband product, with a wholesale price for the residential service of only $39.95 per month. The new product will […]

              Ultra-fast broadband rollout begins in four more towns Media Release: 30 May 2013 Thousands more premises will soon be passed by the new ultra-fast broadband (UFB) network as Chorus, New Zealand’s largest telecommunications utility company together with Crown Fibre Holdings, begin work to deliver fibre to Upper Hutt, Levin, Gisborne and Kapiti. Chorus will deploy the […]

          Chorus begins ultra-fast broadband rollout in Oamaru Media Release: 7 December 2012 Chorus today marked the start of the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) rollout in Oamaru, with some areas of the central business district the first to benefit. This massive programme of work will see the new UFB network deployed across the central and northern areas of Oamaru […]

MEDIA RELEASE        Media Contact: Kirsten Blanchard Cisco (w) +64 9 353 5512 (m) +64 21 800 724 Cisco, Auckland University of Technology Business School and Melbourne University undertake Trans-Tasman Telework Research December 5, 2012; Cisco has announced it has commissioned a Trans-Tasman study to examine the impact of teleworking as a flexible work practice amongst New Zealand […]