Future bright with UFB

Ultrafast broadband network build launched in Queenstown

GRANT BRYANT
Last updated 16:03 21/09/2012
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Chorus board member and Queenstown resident Prue Flacks and Communication and Information Technology minister Amy Adams inspect ultra fast broadband fibre optic cable at the ultrafast broadband network build launch in Queenstown today.

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Queenstown's ultrafast broadband enabled future, where international business people and travellers will be able to work from their homes or hotels and medical care will be revolutionised, was spelled out today.

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams, speaking at the launch of the ultrafast broadband network build's launch, said that future was invariably bright.

''This is the country's biggest ever infrastructure project, which will launch the only way to prosper in a quickly developing world,'' she said.

''Connectivity is right at the heart of that, and we will have the ultrafast broadband network being built throughout Queenstown in the next three years.''

Accelerating internet speed exponentially meant there would be potential to ''do things we can only imagine but can't quite grasp'' at the moment, Ms Adams said.

At present there are 50 kms of ultrafast broadband cable laid in the central Queenstown area and Frankton to cater for businesses and key infrastructure hotspots such as Lakes District Hospital and Queenstown Airport.

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