Chorus is working in Queenstown to rollout Ultrafast Broadband and the Rural Broadband Initiative. Fibre can deliver large amounts of data further and faster than the copper cables that traditionally deliver telecommunications services.
At least three weeks before UFB work starts in your street, residents will receive a leaflet and a letter letting you know of work coming up and the impact on your area.
When Chorus has finished laying fibre in your street you need to contact a telecommunications service provider to order a UFB-based service. They place an order with Chorus who will then organise a suitable time to come to your home and connect you to the new fibre network.
Chorus has a Rollout and Service Availability Map which shows you the first three years UFB rollout and five years of RBI, including schools. This means you can check on the progress of their planned network upgrades, including UFB and RBI, and find out what services are available to you. Enter your home address to find out if it's included within Chorus’ work programmes.
For more information visit Chorus’ website: www.chorus.co.nz
Update Tuesday 4 June
Chorus will be installing UFB in Frankton between now and January 2014. Work will also take place in Fernhill between November 2013 and April 2014.