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More Cambridge, Tokoroa and Taupo locals now have access to faster and more reliable internet, says local MP Louise Upston.

Deployment in the Taupo electorate is 100 per cent complete with approximately 27,366 households and businesses able to connect.

“The latest quarterly report shows uptake is at 40, 33 and 32 per cent respectively with 9,473 connections, up from 34.8 per cent, from the previous quarter,” says Ms Upston.

“The Government has invested over $24 million in the UFB build in the Taupo electorate, so it’s fantastic to see more people experiencing the benefits of fibre.”

The UFB build is now fully completed in 22 cities and towns across New Zealand. The uptake means more locals will be better connected, and able to reap the benefits of a world-class broadband service. 

“This is great news for New Zealand, and especially great news for Cambridge, Tokoroa and Taupo. Improved connectivity is valuable in growing our regional economy, driving innovation, and supporting our local education and health services. 

“UFB provides speeds of close to 1,000 Megabits per second, allowing households and businesses to have near-instant access to information, entertainment and online tools that allow them to do more,” says Ms Upston.

The Government is investing approximately $2 billion in UFB and RBI programmes which will allow 85 per cent of New Zealanders to access UFB by the end of 2024, and provide vastly improved broadband in New Zealand’s rural communities. 

The latest Quarterly Broadband Update is available here. Further information about the Government’s UFB and RBI programmes is available at www.broadband.govt.nz.

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