Ultra-fast broadband rollout in Christchurch

Ultra-fast broadband rollout in Christchurch

More than 4000 homes, businesses, schools and health facilities will be the first to connect to the network.

Enable Networks Limited, a partnership between Crown Fibre Holdings and Christchurch City Holdings, has begun deploying Christchurch’s ultra-fast broadband (UFB) network. At the launch, Prime Minister John Key visited Aidanfield Christian School – a local school that will be one of the first to enjoy fibre services when the network goes live next year.

“Enable’s fibre network will play a vital role in the future of Christchurch – especially as we rebuild from the earthquakes and look to create a truly 21st century city” says Enable Services Limited CEO, Steve Fuller.

“Residents, businesses, schools and healthcare providers in Halswell and Aidanfield will be the first to enjoy UFB with broadband speeds many times faster than those currently available.”

Crown Fibre Holdings CEO, Graham Mitchell says up to 182,000 businesses, schools and homes in Christchurch and its surrounding centres will be able to connect to the network under the UFB initiative – transforming the way they receive and use broadband.”

The Halswell and Aidanfield phase of the construction – passing more than 4,300 premises – will be completed in May 2012, followed quickly by deployment to 3,100 premises in Papanui.

As part of the UFB policy, Enable will give priority to businesses, schools and healthcare service providers to the network.

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