Enable brings fibre to shakey city

Enable brings fibre to shakey city

Says it now covers 80 percent of commercial areas in Christchurch city area.

A joint venture between Enable, Crown Fibre, and Christchurch City Holdings, aims to transform business in the heart of Canterbury through ultra-fast broadband. Enable says dark fibre and point-to-point Ethernet services are available for businesses through third-party ISPs and other technology providers.

Construction of the UFB network in Christchurch suburbs started in November. Enable says over 20,000 businesses and homes will have fibre coverage by June of this year.

Enable also announced its mass market gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) services, which will offer residents and business owners in the deployment area up to 100Mbps from mid-2012.

“For businesses already enjoying fibre services or considering a move to fibre, one of the key benefits of the UFB project and the services we’ve launched today is a reduction in price,” said Enable CEO Steve Fuller.

Extension of the 350 kilometre fibre network is underway in Woolston, Hornby, and Middleton.

Fuller says this covers 80 percent of commercial areas within the city boundaries of Christchurch.

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