Why do some areas get fibre before others?

Along with other infrastructure developers, we work with the Government and other partners to undertake the huge task of laying fibre the length and breadth of the country. The Government policy for the rollout was to get schools, hospitals and business areas connected first, then factors such as projects already underway, existing infrastructure, geology and topography and local planning rules all need to be considered to get fibre to kiwi homes and businesses as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Can I get VDSL while I wait?
VDSL provides a dedicated line and a more reliable internet experience than ADSL and basic broadband options so is a great alternative while you wait for fibre. VDSL is available to 80 percent of New Zealand right now and upgrading is simple - enter your address into our broadband checker to see if you could make the switch today.