National’s technology plan gets ‘7 out of 10’ from Technology Users Association

The National Party has promised to expand the ultrafast broadband network to cover 90 per cent of homes within 10 years if elected, bringing fibre broadband to about another 50,000 households.

The current UFB target is to cover 87 per cent of homes by 2022, after two previously expansions from the original goal – which was achieved – of providing 75 per cent coverage by this year.

A spokesman said one goal would be to make UFB available in areas around Auckland’s urban fringe that had missed out so far, particularly in the north of the city.

Party leader Judith Collins also committed to increase the performance target of the rural broadband initiative (RBI).

Its new goal would be to ensure almost all of the remaining 10 per cent of homes could get uncapped 100 megabit per second broadband using copper or wireless technologies by 2030.

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National’s technology plan gets ‘7 out of 10’ from Telecommunications Users Association

National’s UFB goal would bring fibre-optic broadband to another 3 per cent of homes.

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National’s UFB goal would bring fibre-optic broadband to another 3 per cent of homes.

The National Party has promised to expand the ultrafast broadband network to cover 90 per cent of homes within 10 years if elected, bringing fibre broadband to about another 50,000 households.

The current UFB target is to cover 87 per cent of homes by 2022, after two previously expansions from the original goal – which was achieved – of providing 75 per cent coverage by this year.

Party leader Judith Collins also committed to increase the performance target of the rural broadband initiative (RBI).

Its new goal would be to ensure almost all of the remaining 10 per cent of homes could get uncapped 100 megabit per second broadband using copper or wireless technologies by 2030.

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