Lately, you may have heard a lot of talk about fibre.
That’s because fibre optic cables are the key to building New Zealand’s world-class telecommunications network. Fibre can deliver large amounts of data further and faster than the copper cables that traditionally deliver telecommunications services. Chorus is rolling out the government’s ultra-fast broadband (UFB) plan to bring fibre even closer to homes and businesses.
Chorus are taking the fibre from the local exchange to new fibre cabinets in throughout the neighbourhood. From there they will lay microduct down each street in our UFB area, and blow the fibre through the microduct to the premises when a customer is ready to connect to fibre. Chorus will install the fibre cables along the street using existing ducts, dig or drill to install new ducts and microduct, or in some cases we may use existing street poles; although it is preferable to put the network underground wherever possible.
Once completed, business and residential customers will be able to arrange a fibre connection with Voicecom.
The fibre is finally connected to the External Termination Point (ETP) which is a box on the outside of a house or building where the fibre network is joined to the internal wiring. Buildings such as apartment blocks will need fibre cabling run up to each individual apartment.
Talk to us now about getting a fibre connection for your office.
Find out where the fibre is – here
Find out what broadband services are available in your area – here
Chorus are now focusing on taking the fibre programme to the next step – fibre to the home. This will deliver fibre from the cabinet or exchange to your home.
Talk to us now about getting a fibre connection for your home.