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Enable connects 10,000 more Christchurch homes to fibre broadband

Enable has built its fibre broadband network to 10,000 more homes in greater Christchurch, surpassing previously indicated customer timelines in the process. As a result, 180,000 homes and businesses are now able to connect to Enable fibre broadband across greater Christchurch, with the network build programme almost 95 per cent complete. “We are well ahead of our fibre broadband network rollout across greater Christchurch,” Enable CEO Steve Fuller said.

“10,000 addresses is the largest number we have ever released in a single month in the six years we have been building the network. For some streets, fibre broadband is now available six months ahead of our latest published schedule. “We know there are large numbers of people living in these streets who cannot wait to connect to fibre broadband and to enjoy an ultra-fast, super-reliable internet experience.”

So far, Enable has launched fibre broadband to streets in Beckenham, Cashmere, Cracroft, Ferrymead, Heathcote Valley and Hillsborough, alongside Hoon Hay, Hornby, Huntsbury, Islington, Kaiapoi and Mairehau.

In addition, the provider has also connected Opawa, Prebbleton, St Martins, Somerfield, Spreydon, Sydenham, Waltham, Westmorland, Woodend and Woolston.

“If you own your property, it is standalone on its own section and not on a shared driveway – meaning we do not need to gain any third-party consents before starting work – there is a good chance we could have you connected by Christmas,” Fuller added.

“If you live on a shared driveway, live in a unit or apartment, or rent, we still suggest you place an order with your broadband retailer as soon as possible.

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“It may take us a bit longer to get the consents needed but the sooner this process begins, the sooner we can have you connected.”

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  1. ^ Chorus rings in changes at the top (www.reseller.co.nz)
  2. ^ broadband (www.reseller.co.nz)
  3. ^ internet (www.reseller.co.nz)
  4. ^ UFB (www.reseller.co.nz)
  5. ^ Enable (www.reseller.co.nz)

Fibre broadband available to 10,000 more Christchurch homes

Enable has built its fibre broadband network to 10,000 more homes in greater Christchurch, well in advance of previously indicated timelines – and announced that it has the resources available to connect many customers by Christmas. “We are well ahead of our fibre broadband network rollout across greater Christchurch,” said Enable Chief Executive, Steve Fuller. “10,000 addresses is the largest number we have ever released in a single month in the six years we have been building the network.

For some streets, fibre broadband is now available six months ahead of our latest published schedule.” “We know there are large numbers of people living in these streets who cannot wait to connect to fibre broadband and to enjoy an ultra-fast, super-reliable internet experience.” Mr Fuller urges everyone in these newly released areas to visit the Enable website (www.enable.net.nz) immediately to check if fibre broadband is available at their house and then to contact their broadband retailer to order Enable fibre broadband now.

Enable has launched fibre broadband to streets in Beckenham, Cashmere, Cracroft, Ferrymead, Heathcote Valley, Hillsborough, Hoon Hay, Hornby, Huntsbury, Islington, Kaiapoi, Mairehau, Opawa, Prebbleton, St Martins, Somerfield, Spreydon, Sydenham, Waltham, Westmorland, Woodend and Woolston. Enable currently has the connection capacity to connect many customers who order fibre broadband now, in time for Christmas. “If you own your property, it is standalone on its own section and not on a shared driveway – meaning we do not need to gain any third-party consents before starting work – there is a good chance we could have you connected by Christmas,” added Mr Fuller.

“If you live on a shared driveway, live in a unit or apartment, or rent, we still suggest you place an order with your broadband retailer as soon as possible.

It may take us a bit longer to get the consents needed but the sooner this process begins, the sooner we can have you connected.”

180,000 homes and businesses are now able to connect to Enable fibre broadband across greater Christchurch and Enable’s network build programme is almost 95 percent complete.

Faster broadband brings £3bn boost to London economy

The use of faster broadband by London s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) taking up the Government s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme will enable them to generate 2bn of additional sales within the first two years, 32,000 new jobs and to achieve just under 1bn cost savings, making London s voucher firms considerably more competitive and profitable. The combined sales increases and cost savings represent 1.7bn GVA, just over a 20% increase in GVA of London s voucher firms. The net benefits of this to the Greater London economy are estimated to be an additional 430m additional GVA and an additional 8,118 jobs.

This represents a positive economic return on investment of public funds1 into the scheme of 23.10 GVA per 1 invested in the scheme and a cost-per-job of 2,226. These findings are based on analysis of a comprehensive online survey of broadband voucher scheme recipients carried out for the GLA by Adroit Economics with support from Point Topic, The Fifth Sector and the University of Manchester.

Faster broadband2 is transformational for businesses and the economy, says Dr Steve Sheppard, MD of Adroit Economics, a specialist in economic development and regeneration.

Upgrading to faster broadband brings significant financial benefits to SMEs and results in substantial economic uplift. The findings of this survey, its analysis and assessment, provide strong evidence that the benefits to SMEs and resulting financial and economic impacts locally, regionally and nationally of the use of faster broadband are high, representing the equivalent of a third of current turnover. This is far higher than current global broadband literature suggests. Just under 450 firms took part in the survey and of the respondents that answered, 50% said that faster broadband had a transformational impact on their business.

Benefits to SMEs include cost savings, staff time savings, increased sales, improved staff skills and proficiency, and increased productivity of home and mobile workers.

The survey found that:

Average cost savings of 4.8% were gained
Average sales (turnover) increases of 10.5% are estimated
Staff time savings of 6.1% were made
Home working and mobile working productivity benefits of 11.1% were achieved.

References

  1. ^ public funds (www.digitalbydefaultnews.co.uk)
  2. ^ Faster broadband (www.digitalbydefaultnews.co.uk)