Press Releases

      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, […]

   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 […]