Press Releases

            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 the strong reputation of both […]

          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 an additional 200,000-plus homes and […]

          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 expansion. Ultrafast Fibre (UFF) has […]

  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 by the end of 2024. […]

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 to that, she was Group […]

    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 business, Casita Miro, which is […]

      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, with an initial fund of […]

UFB build completed in Whakatane

September 23rd, 2016

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 completion of the project. To […]

      UFB build completed in Queenstown, fibre consumption soaring Chorus has today announced it has finished building its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in Queenstown, meaning more than 7000 households, businesses, schools and health facilities now have access to fibre. Chorus today joined Communications Minister Amy Adams and Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay for an event at Skyline Queenstown, which […]

  Media Release 30 June 2016 Christchurch City takes full ownership of its digital future Enable Services Limited (ESL) and Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) have today announced that an agreement has been reached with Crown Fibre Holdings Limited (CFH) to change the structure of the Crown’s investment in the Christchurch UFB project. Under the agreement, the Crown investment changes […]