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NZ's First 1000MB Fibre to Home for Development

thepacific.net
Media Release
August 16 2006

New Zealand’s first 1000MB fibre to the home high speed information and communication system destined for Pelorus Sound’s ‘Kaiuma Park Estate’, Marlborough

BLENHEIM: Marlborough’s Kaiuma Park Estate developer Peter Yealands has announced a contract with locally-based ThePacific.net to install a 1000MB ‘Fibre To The Home’ (FTTH) high speed information and communication system to every house in the magnificent new Pelorus Sound development near Havelock in the Marlborough Sounds.

“This is a New Zealand first and second only in the southern hemisphere. Space Age communications is finally here. Fibre to the home is another major breakthrough in cutting edge communications technology, which will become the standard for all new homes in the next decade or two,” comments ThePacific.net chairman Barrie Leay.

Leay says that the homes at Kaiuma Park Estate will have telephone, broadband, television, and security services (multiple play) which will travel down a fibre optic ‘information super highway’ no thicker than a human hair.

The fibre optic cable is currently being installed to every house site on the Kaiuma Park Estate, in preparation for the start of construction early next year.

“There will be no aerials or dishes on individual homes in the Kaiuma Park Estate, resulting in much lower maintenance costs from high winds or storms, and better visual appeal,” he adds.

Multiple play FTTH communication installations in homes now sell internationally for up to $10,000 more than homes with old copper technology. FTTH allows a high degree of flexibility, remote monitoring and lower maintenance.

“This advanced communication system will be particularly attractive to owners who want the ability to run their businesses, anywhere in the world, from the peace and tranquillity of Pelorus Sound,” explains Leay.

ThePacific.net is the major broadband communications company in the ‘Top of the South Island’, providing extensive broadband services and video conference facilities to most schools in this region under the government’s initiative Project Probe.

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