Press Releases

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 […]

      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, […]