Northpower has announced commencement of construction of the UFB network in Hikurangi, saying it will be completed in September this year and will pass more than 650 customers.
It will one of the first areas to get the network following Northpower being awarded contracts in January to build the UFB network in 12 Kaipara and Whangarei towns – Kaiwaka, Mangawhai Village, Mangawhai Heads, Maungaturoto, Paparoa, Ruawai, Dargaville, Waipu, Ruakaka, One Tree Point, Waikaraka and Hikurangi.
Those contracts were announced with several others in the second phase of the UFB programme that will provide fibre to the premises to a further 151 towns and 43 suburban fringe areas of larger centres.
Northpower said four year project would provide UFB fibre to a further 10,000 customer in Northland at a cost of around $30 million.
Northpower Fibre CEO Darren Mason said Hikurangi residents should pre-register their interest to connect by going to http://www.northpowerfibre.co.nz/hikurangi. “From there they simply need to choose the fibre retail service provider who best serves their needs and sign up to what will be the best, fastest and most reliable broadband in town.”
He said the network would give locals the best online experience, the best (and higher quality) on-demand TV, the best preparation for a future online, along with the best (and faster) broadband service available.