Adams: 27% of NZ UFB rollout complete

13 Feb 2014

More than a quarter of the New Zealand government’s Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) project has been completed, ICT minister Amy Adams has confirmed in a media statement. A total of 40,630 premises were connected to the fibre network in the three months ended 31 December 2013, taking the total to 363,109 premises passed, or 27% of the overall programme. Further, over the last quarter, the number of customers signing up to a service under the UFB programme spiked by around 40%, taking the total number of fibre users to 19,915.

In related news, under the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI), 179,161 households are now covered by Vodafone New Zealand’s fixed-wireless service.

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