We received great news last week that the national Ultra Fast Broadband fibre rollout had been extended to an additional 202 communities.
You may remember the WRRA reporting that when the UFB Phase 2 rollout was announced that Waiatarua didn’t make the final cut.
But now, as well as adding Waiatarua and other communities to the UFB network Chorus will also bring forward the UFB2 and UFB2+ build by two years, to have the build completed by the end of 2022. Chorus hope to update us in November on the the timing for the Waiatarua fibre installs.
However, the current plan has a black spot. Supposedly the area of Waiatarua on Scenic drive between Rose Hellaby House and the Waitakere Estate entrance (around Parkinson’s Lookout) falls below the population density guidelines Chorus has been given relating to property density under its contract with the government. The WRRA will seek to demonstrate why this area is as important as any other part of Waiatarua to get fibre to.
We want the black spot removed.
A huge thanks to Michael DCosta for representing Waiatarua to Chorus and the UFB project on this issue.