Fibre Broadband now installed in Tokoroa, Putāruru and Tīrau
"The economic benefits of having fibre installed in our towns is huge," said Council's Acting Community Group Manager Heather Gaby. "It makes for faster, more reliable and consistent internet connectivity that is so essential to business success in this day and age."
"We're thrilled that Putāruru was selected as part of the second roll out," said Mayor Jenny Shattock. "Fibre is the future for connectivity and speedy internet. With Tokoroa already connected and Putāruru and Tīrau recently complete it is awesome for our district. And not just for business either. Home internet needs are also increasing with many of us having multiple devices all 'wanting' bandwidth at the same time. Families and residents will see a big difference too."
"Council staff have worked closely with the UFF team during the installation," continued Mayor Shattock.
The areas identified alongside our South Waikato towns for the second tranche of Ultrafast Fibre network roll out are Ngāruawāhia, Huntly, Kihikihi, Raglan, Eltham, Inglewood, Stratford, Waitara, Te Puke, Omokoroa and Katikati.
Word on the street fibre benefits
- Faster download speeds (typically three times or more)
- Dramatically faster upload speeds (typically 10 times or more)
- Improved reliability due to the removal of the inconsistencies associated with copper cable for data transmission
- Fibre is an enabler for international business through improved information and data flow
- High definition (HD) quality video conferencing
- Enablement of internet based backup systems for much larger amounts of data
- More flexible capabilities for working from home
- More consistent online video and TV services (Netflix, YouTube, Lightbox, Neon TV, Sky Go, etc)
- Remote cloud backup and data sharing are be more practical
South Waikato District Council was thrilled to learn that our application for Putāruru and Tīrau to be included was successful. Pictured is Mayor Jenny Shattock (centre) with, from left William Hamilton (UFF), Sam Marshall (ex-SWDC), Mike Ryan (UFF) and Craig Hobbs (SWDC) in a neighbourhood in Putāruru that will soon be enjoying ultrafast fibre!