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First Fibre City a Great Start

First Fibre City a Great Start

InternetNZ is delighted that New Zealand has its first fully-fibred city under the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative.

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter was at a celebratory party at Manaia View School in Whangarei today and said it was fantastic to see New Zealand’s Internet infrastructure begin to take shape.

“NorthPower and the Government are to be applauded for getting on and rolling out the UFB to Whangarei so that the whole city is fibred-up. It’s great to be at Manaia View School where the UFB project was launched back in 2010. This is a great start, but we’ve got a long way to go.

“InternetNZ is a huge supporter of the UFB, we have been right from the beginning. We think it will lift New Zealand’s standard of living across the board. We think the Government is doing an excellent thing, we thought that when we welcomed Prime Minster John Key’s commitment to the plan in April 2008, and even commissioned research on the cost of a fibre build that was released later that year. Our long-term commitment to a fibre future is well established.

“The UFB will future-proof New Zealand’s Internet future and getting this first city done is a great first step,” says Mr Carter.

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