The latest Quarterly Connectivity Update released today shows that 75 per cent of New Zealand's population can now access faster, more reliable broadband – that's close to 1.5 million homes and businesses across the country.
In Hamilton, where Mr Faafoi is today attending Fieldays, 60.3 per cent of homes and businesses have connected to UFB.
When UFB infrastructure is fully deployed by the end of 2022, people in more than 390 towns and cities will be able to connect to the country's fibre network and enjoy the benefits of this technology.
In addition, when the Rural Broadband Initiative (Phase Two)/Mobile Black Spot Fund is completed by 2023, 99.8% of the New Zealand population will have access to broadband.
(With Inputs from New Zealand Government Press Release)