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Enable celebrates 100,000th connection as Rugby World Cup nears
Enable, Christchurch's fibre broadband provider, has now connected its 100,000th customer to its network, doubling the number of households and businesses connected to ultra-fast fibre broadband in less than two years.
Chorus and Crown Fibre rolling out UFB to 169 more areas around NZ
This means that over 200,000 homes and businesses will be able to access fibre.
Kiwis 'another step' closer to better broadband with latest deal
“New Zealand is leading the world on its fibre roll out and fibre growth."
Govt extends free UFB connections
“The agreement is a pragmatic solution and has been agreed without further funding from CFH."
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience: White Island Tours
“Fibre is going to enable White Island to grow, and with White Island growing our businesses will grow.”
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience: Tips for businesses wanting UFB at home
“You can’t beat the speed and the improvement in latency and efficiency that you get with it."
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Icehouse & Andy Hamilton
"The nature of our business, working with companies who are operating offshore means we need massive speed, massive connection."
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Installing UFB to a business
“If your business relies on the internet at all, and you’ve got fibre on the street, you’d be silly not to take it up.”
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Atihau Whanganui Corporation
"Prior to UFB, the Whanganui office & Ohakune office were on standard broadband. We're now on 100Mb/second download and 50Mb/second upload."
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Different Graphic Design & Jeff Oliver Print
"Since having fibre put in, we've started to walk, run and now we're galloping."
Inside the Kiwi UFB experience - Skyline Enterprises
“It’s allowed us to build a single managed wide area network for the business."
Is taxpayer cash being used to plug Chorus' copper hole?
"Chorus has had three years warning of the inevitable fall in copper prices."
Govt welcomes Chorus / Crown Fibre UFB deal...
"The Government’s priority is to ensure the UFB roll out programme stays on track and this agreement helps ensures that the build programme will not be disrupted."
Chorus strikes up early Crown Fibre funding deal
Conditional 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.
How does the UFB network work?
New Zealand Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) policy is to accelerate the rollout of ultra-fast broadband to 75% of Kiwis by the end of 2019...
Launch of UFB services to transform the way business is done
Enable, the Crown Fibre Holdings Ltd and Christchurch City Holdings Ltd joint venture fibre company, has begun to transform the way people in Canterbury do business and connect with each other with the launch of its wholesale UFB services
Why Crown Fibre Holdings must go
New ICT minister Amy Adams has been handed the opportunity to stamp out perceived government empire building.
Fibre Watch: Shirty Politicians
As Curran gets a dressing down for dressing down, Joyce dismisses her rural schools broadband "conspiracy"
UFB partners announced
The government has reached agreements with Telecom New Zealand and Christchurch ratepayer-owned Enable Networks to roll out the UFB network.
CFH appoints local UFB chairs
Chairs for North Island Local Fibre Company and Northpower Fibre have been named by Crown Fibre Holdings.
Fibre Watch: Pipe dreams
One company's recipe for making fibre-to-the-home available on tap involves blowing cables down consumers' water pipes.
Fibre Watch: Holiday from hell
Steven Joyce rejects industry outrage over the regulatory holiday provisions of the Telco Amendment Bill, accusing his critics of "jumping at shadows".
UFB "price book" leaked
The New Zealand Herald has obtained a "price book" that reveals wholesale charges set by Crown Fibre Holdings.
Fibre Watch: Uncertainty, frustration and bluster
Another fibre consortium makes it to the negotiating table but the fate of the ultra-fast broadband initiative remains uncertain.