NZ broadband schemes reach 1.2m premises

11 May 2016

The government of New Zealand says that 1.2 million premises are now able to access high speed internet services under its two network development projects. The Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) project uses fibre technology to offer connectivity to 921,000 households, business and public sector facilities such as schools and hospitals, largely in urban areas, while the parallel Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) utilises a mix of fixed and wireless technologies to provide access to more than 285,000 rural premises. Uptake on the UFB scheme has reached 21.3%, or almost 200,000 subscribers, while RBI uptake stands at 37.3%, or around 106,000 subscriptions.

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