Ultrafast Broadband Network coming to Kaikōura Town Centre

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The long overdue cable installation of the Ultrafast Broadband fibre network in Kaikoura town centre is about to have the final stage completed on West End. Mayor Craig Mackle is enthusiastic about what this will bring to businesses in town, “The new service will greatly improve connectivity and high-speed data exchange, providing better signal strength, reliability and improved bandwidth ability. While waiting for slow internet and experiencing signal disruptions can appear minor this adds up significantly over time.”

There will be some disruption to the footpaths in the West End during the fibre cabling installation under the footpath. Visionstream and their subcontractors working for Chorus will work with Kaikōura District Council to minimise disruption and ensure the affected areas are reinstated to a good standard.

Mackle said, “The network will go live later this year, connections to all businesses will be installed at the same time to allow for future connection as property owners require.”

These works are targeted to start on Monday 25th May and finished by August but contractors will be aiming to complete the work soon as possible. “We understand how hard this is for businesses recovering from the earthquakes and COVID-19 restrictions. For this reason, the work has been scheduled over the quieter months of winter as agreed last year. We ask everyone to work together to ensure these works can be completed in a timely manner for the benefit of everyone involved,” said Mackle.

Any questions please contact Matt Robertson from Chorus contractor Visionstream on 027 886 1905.

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02 June 2020