Press Releases

          Partners Invited to Build Extended UFB Network 1 September 2015 The Request For Proposals (RFP) for the expansion of the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative to at least 80% of the population has been issued by Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH). Bidders have until 28 October to submit a proposal. The Government is expanding the UFB […]

  Chorus completes Timaru UFB build   Chorus has today announced it has finished building its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in Timaru, meaning more than 14,000 households, businesses, schools and health facilities now have access to fibre. Chorus today joined Communications Minister Amy Adams and Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew for an event at Mt Cook Alpine Salmon, which is already benefiting […]

Chorus completes first North Island UFB town   Chorus has today announced it has finished building its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in Taupo – the first town it has completed in the North Island. Chorus today joined Taupo MP Louise Upston and Mayor David Trewavas at an event at Base Taupo, which is already benefiting from UFB, to celebrate the […]

13 March 2015 Chorus completes UFB rollout in Ashburton Chorus has today announced it has finished building its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in Ashburton. Chorus today joined Communications Minister Amy Adams, Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew and Ashburton Mayor Angus McKay at an event in Ashburton to celebrate the completion of the project. Ashburton is the second town in New Zealand […]

MEDIA RELEASE [on behalf of Ultrafast Fibre] 13 February 2015 Ultrafast Fibre connects three more towns Ultrafast Fibre Limited is pleased to join Communications Minister, Amy Adams, to announce today that it has completed building the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in Cambridge, Tokoroa and Hawera. Business and residential users of these towns will now have the opportunity to connect to […]

Hon Amy Adams Minister for Communications     11 February 2015       Media statement Broadband deployment continues to deliver The rate at which people are signing up for the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network is accelerating with uptake quadrupling in the past two years, Communications Minister Amy Adams said today. National uptake figures reached 11.3 per cent as of December […]

      18 July 2014 Chorus agrees funding option with CFH Chorus announced today that it has entered into a conditional agreement with Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH), which gives Chorus the option to bring forward part of CFH’s existing investment funding earlier in the build of the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) network. In the event that Chorus elects to take […]

Northpower Fibre Limited Media Statement Date:                     8 May, 2014 Record orders for Northpower Fibre as Ultra-Fast Broadband build completed Orders for Northpower Fibre’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network have doubled since March, and total connections are now almost 1,600 – even before Northpower Fibre promotes the Whangarei network to the full. Northpower Fibre, the Local Fibre Company deploying the UFB network […]

      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 […]