Gigabit Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) to expand across NZ

Thursday, August 18, 2016

In a press release today, MyRepublic made some exciting announcments for Gigabit fibre plans in New Zealand… the fastest broadband in NZ will no longer be limited to Dunedin!  You can read the press release below and check out the MyRepublic plans right here on Broadband Compare.

Fibre Broadband Provider, MyRepublic has welcomed the announcement that gig technology will be available to consumers in Whangarei, Hamilton, Christchurch and seven regional centres from October this year.

MyRepublic MD, Vaughan Baker says the announcement is a direct result of the company working with infrastructure providers encouraging them to introduce Gigabit Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) technology more widely throughout New Zealand increasing business productivity and boosting the economy, just as we’ve seen in Singapore through our Gig efforts there.

In an announcement this morning (editors, Friday 19 August), Enable, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre (UFF) advised that from Saturday 1 October a 1G/500Mbps service would be available for selected consumers.

Vaughan Baker says MyRepublic’s Singapore and New Zealand operations mean that MyRepublic has the most consumer gig customers in Asia Pacific. He wants to leverage MyRepublic’s experience rolling out gig technology in New Zealand.

“We want local businesses and consumers to be able to access UFB and particularly gig services to ensure more Kiwis can take advantage of the digital economy. We’re a creative nation and access to world leading UFB will allow more people to join the revolution – which ultimately will mean more jobs and economic growth. And we haven’t even touched on the entertainment benefits for people gaming and streaming.”

Baker says MyRepublic aims to have as many Kiwis as possible on a gig connection and therefore it will automatically upgrade its 200Mbps customers in Whangarei, Hamilton, Christchurch to a 1000Mbps gig plan for no additional cost as soon the gig is made available in October.

Additionally new customers who sign up to MyRepublic’s 200Mbps service in those centres ahead of October will be upgraded at no charge as soon as it is live.

MyRepublic led the way when Dunedin became New Zealand’s first gig enabled city by automatically upgrading all its customers to gig connections.

“MyRepublic puts customers first. Everyone’s busy and customers shouldn’t have to contact their ISP and negotiate a new contract or beg to be upgraded to the gig.”

“UFB technology is a nationally owned resource and MyRepublic wants it shared with as many businesses and individuals as possible to ensure everyone in New Zealand benefits from this fantastic national infrastructure,” Baker says.

 

The press release ends there… it’s all exciting stuff!  Check out the MyRepublic plans right here on Broadband Compare.

Related news
Commerce Commission proposes new regulations on Fibre Broadband
The Commerce Commission is proposing new regulations that will government the information providers should disclose publicly, how much Chorus can charge and the quality...
Sep 16, 2020
Satisfaction with Fixed Wireless Broadband drops to 48% during lockdown
Satisfaction with fixed wireless broadband dropped to under 50% since March. How did your Wireless Broadband cope with the demands of Lockdown?
Sep 16, 2020
How to protect your family's home computer network and online activities
As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic sees more of us working from home than ever before, an online security expert warns that the...
Sep 2, 2020
Login
×
Log in with
Sign up for free NZ Compare account
×
Log in with
3 Great Offers
×
offer
Slingshot Exclusive Offer
Unlimited Fibre 100 - ONLY $64.95/mth
Plus Bundle Discounts
Terms and Conditions apply
offer
Get Fibre Gig from $75/mth and
Free Amazon Prime for a year*
Limited-time offer!
T&C's apply
offer
Get $200 Credit and pay from 73$/mth for Vodafone Unlimited Broadband!
Limited time only
T&C's apply