“This will ensure that residential and commercial growth across the district, including some rural locations that are important to our growing tourism sector, will now be supported by broadband coverage.”
UFB expansion for local towns
Pokeno, Meremere and Port Waikato are amongst six towns in the Waikato who will be benefiting from the Government roll out of ultrafast broadband (UFB).
Announced last week, this is the third wave of the roll out, which will provide mobile coverage through the Rural Broadband initiative.
“It’s gratifying that the Government has recognised an ongoing need to support our case for broadband, especially since we are such a fast-growing district,” says Waikato District Council Mayor Allan Sanson.
Eight Waikato district towns are already in the pipeline for fibre-based broadband, which include Tuakau and Te Kauwhata.