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  •   Home > News > Technology

    Kiwis take up ultra-fast net in droves

    There has been an 11 per cent increase in the number of households and businesses with ultra-fast broadband internet in the past three months.


    Kiwis are taking up ultra-fast broadband internet in droves, with an 11 per cent jump in the number of households and businesses hooked up in just three months.

    The jump has seen 460,096 connections to UFB in the past quarter, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

    More than 1.2 million New Zealand households and businesses are now able to connect to UFB, with deployment of phase one of the programme over 80 per cent complete, MBIE ICT policy and programmes manager Jane Tier said.

    "This means that 90 per cent of businesses in New Zealand's biggest towns and cities, which are covered under phase one of the UFB programme, are able to connect to UFB."

    By the time the UFB programme is fully completed in 2022, 87 per cent of New Zealanders are expected to have access to fibre at their premises.


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