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Fibre Broadband to Speed up Life in Taupō, New Zealand

A telecom company in New Zealand has launched its Ultra Fibre Broadband that revolutionises digital life in Taupō, a provincial town in New Zealand. The fast internet will now allow residents to conveniently stream to enhance life, work and business.

As across the globe, the number of people working remotely, transacting and consuming online content has increased in Taupō. As a result of these trends, the average Taupō household has tripled its data usage in the last four years by more than 90%.

According to the telecom company, users in the area will be delighted with the service the new broadband will provide. Customers who have switched to fibre will appreciate and enjoy the service as it provides a higher-quality experience than a traditional copper line. The broadband provides a dedicated connection to a congestion-free network.

The fibre optic cable is touted to be less prone to interference, maintains signal intensity over greater distances, and runs at a higher frequency rate. Higher frequency equates to more bandwidth, which means faster connection speeds. This means a better downloading and uploading experience for users – work, shopping, gaming, TV and video streaming – especially for families with multiple devices.

Approximately 75% of New Zealanders will have access to ultra-fast broadband over fibre as part of the public sector project. Feilding, Waiheke Island, and Rangiora are the other three regions that are part of the public sector project where the company has yet to install fibre to those areas.

The importance of a reliable internet connection has been highlighted during this COVID-19 pandemic. Some other broadband types may be more susceptible to stuttering, dropouts and noticeable delays. The fibre is currently now the next generation of internet connectivity, with the newly built network available to 83% of Kiwi homes and businesses, it is great for Kiwis now and would work well revolutionaries into the future.

Authorities recognise that if New Zealand is to compete internationally it would need better broadband. Enhanced internet speeds boost video conferencing and enable faster access to cloud services for New Zealand enterprises. Both are considered necessary for effective foreign trade by the government.

As reported by OpenGov Asia, the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative was launched in 2009 and aims to achieve fibre-to-the-premises to 87% of the population (including 1% private fibre) by 2022. The scheme was said to be one of the largest and most ambitious civil engineering projects ever in New Zealand. The programme is part of a 2008 government policy aimed at boosting wages and strengthening the economy.

The programme has aided the fastest-growing adoption of fibre-optic cable services among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development members (OECD). Four other private companies are cooperating with the government to expand broadband service across the country as part of a public-private partnership.

Rural areas of New Zealand are covered by the separate Rural Broadband Initiative which improves broadband coverage to premises in rural New Zealand where it would not be commercially cost-effective to build UFB networks.

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