Ultra-Fast Broadband roll-out now complete

Published: 14 December 2022

Today the Government has marked the completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) roll-out, one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest infrastructure deployment projects to date.

The UFB programme has been deploying fibre-to-the-premises over the past 12 years, with central Government and the private sector significantly investing into New Zealand’s telecommunications infrastructure. The government allocated around $1.8 billion to the UFB project over its life.

As a result of the completion of this programme, 87% of New Zealanders in 412 cities and towns now have access to UFB fibre and over 1.8 million homes and businesses across Aotearoa are able to connect to the UFB network.

Together with other government-led connectivity programmes including the Rural Broadband Initiative and Mobile Blackspot Fund, the Government is currently on track to ensure 99.8% of the population has access to improved broadband by 2023.

Read the Minister's press release(external link) — Beehive website

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