Brook farmers given ultrafast option


Brook residents are now set up fot ultrafast broadband as Chorus have today finished installing a fibre-fed broadband cabinet in the area.

Chorus General Manager of Infrastructure Ed Beattie says better broadband makes a significant difference to the lives of rural New Zealanders.

“Chorus has always been passionate about improving rural connectivity throughout New Zealand. That’s why we are pleased to be able to deliver improved broadband to the Brook.”

The new exchange will provide faster upload speeds for photographs and images, faster download speeds for music and movies, and better, clearer video conversations with friends and family, he says.

“In practical terms for rural businesses, such as farms, this means better connection to services like livestock improvement records and markets overseas, as well as improving time management through online purchasing. Technology plays a big part in modern farming and now the Brook residents can be part of that.

Ed says they are encouraging residents to talk directly with their internet service provider to find out how they can be connected to our upgraded network. Speeds can be affected by the type of modem used and where you are located.

The work in the Brook is part of Chorus’ involvement in the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative. This involves the installation of over 1200 fibre cabinets so 57 percent of rural New Zealand can access fixed line broadband..