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Ultrafast Fibre reaches 100,000 connection milestone in NZ

The company operates a 3,000km fiber network that represents about 13 percent of the Government’s national UFB1 initiative.


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 12 Jun 2018, 12:06 IST New Zealand
Ultrafast Fibre reaches 100,000 connection milestone in NZ
  • Ultrafast Fibre has accomplished the milestone of reaching 100,000 customer connection in New Zealand. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ultrafast Fibre, New Zealand's leading ultra-fast broadband company has accomplished the milestone of reaching 100,000 customer connection. The 100,000th connection comes just six years after the company made its very first connection.

The connection, according to the company is a 200Mbps business grade service, was made in central Hamilton today for the Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa, which provides free access to broadband internet services from public libraries. The service is provided through Hamilton City Council to enable everyone to benefit from accessing fast broadband.

"The new connection, through Ultrafast Fibre, will mean up to 5,000 people a month can book into free internet sessions. This will happen once the Central Library reopens next month following building strengthening work," said Robyn Pengelly, Services Delivery Manager at Hamilton City Libraries.

"As a company, we realize the duty we have to all our communities where we are installing fibre. With our partners and our retail customers, we are delivering the best communication technology in the world. This milestone is a great step forward in growing the company as we continue to make fibre access available to more and more communities across the central North Island," expressed Rob Campbell, Chairman of the Ultrafast Fibre Board.

The company operates a 3,000km fiber network that represents about 13 percent of the Government's national UFB1 initiative and is continuing to expand its network currently working on the UFB2 and UFB2+ areas, which is a continuation of the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme.


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