I was visiting the Chorus website this evening checking to see if there was any update on when I would get Ultra Fast Broadband fibre rolled out in my street. To my surprise Chorus had quietly updated their website with plans for their second year of rollouts. In hindsight it shouldn’t have been such a surprise as it was briefly mentioned at Orcon’s press conference this week that year rollout plans were due this week.

In a discussion with Orcon at their UFB pricing announcement this week I was advised that UFB should pass 50,000 homes, businesses and schools by mid-2012 and this is expected to increase to pass as many 125,000 properties by mid-2013. To check if your home, office or school is one of the lucky ones jump to the Chorus Fibre availability map, or visit the NZ UFB page on the NZ Tech Podcast website.