The Mayor of Tauranga, Stuart Crosby, is encouraging local residents and businesses to ‘make the most of' Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB).
Crosby says he is pleased at the level of UFB uptake locally, but local residents can still do their bit to find out how they can maximise the benefits of access to the network.
"Having Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) available in Tauranga means greater opportunities for our residents, schools and businesses," he says.
"Tauranga is New Zealand’s fastest growing city and people here are taking up UFB more quickly than most other parts of the country.
"Fast and reliable internet allows us to keep advancing and the UFB network means we are just as competitive in infrastructure as we are in lifestyle,” Crosby says.
To celebrate the completion of the network, Ultrafast Fibre Limited is holding a ‘Beyond Broadband’ Expo at Baycourt, from Friday 11 to Saturday 12 March.
Mayor Crosby says the Expo is a ‘great opportunity’ for Tauranga locals to learn how they can benefit from connecting to the UFB network.
"We want to ensure that everyone can benefit from this. I would encourage all locals to head along and learn how UFB can work for them,” he says.
The two-day ‘Beyond Broadband’ event includes a series of free workshops for the community, students, teachers and businesses.
William Hamilton, Ultrafast Fibre chief executive, says the Local Fibre Company is looking forward to showcasing the future of ‘world-class broadband’ Tauranga.
"We want as many people in Tauranga as possible to get the best internet experience," says Hamilton.
"Whether you’re a novice or an expert, or even an existing UFB-connected business looking to innovate, ‘Beyond Broadband’ will provide you with practical, relevant advice,” he says.