Meeting to get UFB rolling


A public meeting to gauge support for ultra-fast broadband (UFB) in Tamahere is on this Thursday, May 5 at the Tamahere Community Centre from 7.30pm.

Fibre-optic cable
UFB delivered by fibre-optic cabling would significantly increase internet download and upload speeds
The Waikato District Council says it is prepared to lobby central government for investment in UFB for the area and Tamahere councillor Wally Hayes is urging locals to get behind the initiative.

He says it’s a one-off opportunity to get Tamahere and Matangi serviced by ultra-fast broadband (UFB) and give the area fast internet at an affordable price.

Initially, the council has sought the views of 1400 locals in a survey designed to indicate the likely demand for faster internet speeds, and whether residents are prepared to contribute to installation costs.

Hayes urged those receiving the survey to give a “strong show of support.”

The council will also send a copy of the survey to any other residents who wish to complete it. Phone the council on 0800 492 592 or 07 824 8633 or email The deadline for the survey response is Friday, May 20.

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