24 January 2022
Chorus is building an Ultrafast Broadband fibre network in Gisborne Point/Komuhumuhu, starting this January. The new network will bring a much faster internet service to this area.
This work is due for completion in May and will involve drilling and excavations in footpaths and berms. Any ground affected will be reinstated to acceptable council standards.
As well as the main network cable running along the road reserve, the team will also install smaller connections lines from the main cable to each property's boundary. However please note - initially there is a safe temporary reinstatement while the built area’s network is tested to ensure it works - once they know there are no problems with it, they will then complete the final reinstatement. This delay is usually 4 - 6 weeks.
They will work closely with the council to minimise any disruption.
Once the main network across the township has been completed, then the process of connecting properties to the network can begin, so residents can start enjoying ultrafast broadband for work and play. For most properties connecting to the network will be free.
Unfortunately, the build area is limited to the Gisborne Point township only.
For more information call 0800 342 731 or visit www.chorus.co.nz/network-build.Work is due to start January 2022 and finish May 2022