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Chorus brings fibre broadband to Sanson and Bulls

March 01, 2021

UPDATE: This event has been deferred due to Covid Level 2 and will be reschedule once it is safe to do so.

Fibre broadband is coming to Sanson and Bulls and Chorus is holding public information sessions to help people better understand how they can get connected and why they should want to.

Subject to Covid alert levels remaining at Level 1, on Wednesday 3 March, the Chorus team will be on hand at the Sanson Community Hall on Fagan Street from 10.30am till noon and The Mothered Goose on Bridge Street in Bulls from 3pm to 6pm to answer residents questions about getting connected to fibre or how to make the most of fibre in their home or business.

When Chorus’ fibre build completes in Sanson in April this year, more than 350 homes and businesses will be able to connect to a world-class fibre broadband network. On build completion in Bulls in March 2022, fibre broadband will be made available to over 900 homes and businesses.

“We are bringing world-class connectivity to Sanson and Bulls and in most cases getting connected is free,” says Andrew Carroll, Chorus General Manager of Customer and Network Operations.

“Fibre provides the broadband equivalent of an autobahn right to the door of homes and businesses, and it will future-proof Sanson and Bulls for the exponential growth in data usage that we expect to see continue for some time to come. That fibre plans are no more expensive than broadband plans using other technologies is an added advantage.”

Chorus’ role in the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband programme covers about 1.3 million homes, businesses, schools and medical centres across the country. By January, the average data usage across the nation had increased to 403GB per month – in 2011 this was nearer 10GB per month – and the average downstream connection speed has increased to 181Mbps.

“Now more than ever, Chorus has a critical role to play in keeping New Zealanders connected to fast, reliable broadband, particularly as demand continues to increase.

“Fibre, is how we internet now. Whether this is streaming our favourite shows or movies, online gaming or even simply browsing the web or emailing. What is common in most homes now is that multiple devices are connected at the same time and this is where the performance of fibre shines,” Mr Carroll says.

A mailer will be delivered to each property that explains how to connect to fibre. This is easily done online or with a call to their broadband provider, simply ask for fibre.