What are my broadband options if the property I wish to connect is currently outside the fibre network footprint?
If our broadband checker shows fibre isn’t available at your address (because your street wasn’t delivered fibre as part of the UFB programme), Chorus may still be able to lay fibre to your property, but it would need to be a “customised installation”.
Alternatively, it’s worth looking at the range of satellite and wireless broadband services now available.
Chorus is planning an extension of our fibre network into some areas outside the UFB footprint, and like the UFB programme, fibre installations for addresses included in the new programme will be free. However, the new programme is still dependent on policy approvals and funding, and should it proceed, it will likely be limited in the short term to urban fringe areas rather than remote rural locations.