Northpower Fibre passes significant milestones
Northpower Fibre has achieved another milestone on the Whangarei ultra-fast broadband network – connecting its 10,000th customer. By end of first quarter 2018, the company is forecasting to have connected almost 50 per cent of all possible premises on the network, giving Whangarei one of the highest uptake rates in New Zealand.
Just seven years after the company was formed, Northpower Fibre CEO Darren Mason says the progress is very satisfying. “Our crews are doing a great job connecting and expanding the Northpower Fibre network and we are looking forward to another successful year in 2018.
Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) continues to be a game changer for so many people in our community and that was always our aim. There are over 20 companies offering broadband packages on the Northpower Fibre network and that competition means customers have plenty of choices,” says Mr Mason. Northpower CEO Andrew McLeod says Northpower is looking forward to bringing ultra-fast broadband to more Kaipara and Whangarei townships.
“We are already connecting customers on the Hikurangi UFB network and connections will begin at Waipu from January 20,” says Mr McLeod. The One Tree Point UFB network is well underway with the first connections available in July 2018. A $2.5 million investment constructing stage one of the Dargaville UFB network (in and around the CBD) is progressing well and will take ultra-fast fibre to 1,052 customers over the next year with locals able to connect in September 2018.
A total of 3,172 customers will be able to connect to one of the best fibre broadband networks at Hikurangi, Dargaville West, Waipu and One Tree Point UFB by the end of 2018.