The fibre rollout is progressing and uptake is growing, passing 10%.
Now if only Chorus would turn on the dark fibre in my street!
Broadband connections have increased nearly 40% over the past quarter according to the latest quarterly figures of the Governmentâ€™s ultrafast broadband and rural broadband initiative.
The figures, released yesterday by Communications Minister Amy Adams, show around 536,000 end-users are now able to connect to UFB, though only 55,000 are connected. However, 15,500 of those connected to UFB in the three months to September, a 39% increase on last quarter.
The figures indicate a 10% uptake nationally, compared with a national uptake rate of 7% the previous quarter, with the project now 6% ahead of build schedule.
According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, as of September, the UFB deployment progress was 100% complete for Northland. Waikato and Taranaki were sitting at 71% and 62% completed respectively, while Auckland was 26% complete, with Wellington at 29% and Canterbury at 36%. Â Â Read more »