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More Taranaki locals will have access to faster and more reliable internet, says New Plymouth Jonathan Young.
“I am excited about the Government’s announcement today that the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme will be extended to 151 additional towns across New Zealand, plus 43 suburban fringe areas around the larger centres which were covered by the first phase of the programme,” says Young.
“This expansion is great news for the country and especially great news for Taranaki
“$3.9 million will be spent to bring fibre access to 9 towns across Taranaki.  In the New Plymouth Electorate these include Waitara, Okato and Opunake.
“Improved connectivity is valuable in growing our regional economy, driving innovation, and supporting our local education and health services. This expansion will enable more businesses that rely on the digital internet platform to be located in Taranaki and connect with speed and reliability to anywhere in the world.” Says Young.
“I have spent time over the last 2 years talking with businesses, understanding the connectivity needs and working with the local authorities to put together the proposal for the extension of UFB.”
This will be welcome news to many businesses in Taranaki.  This expansion will see an additional 23,000 locals who will now be better connected and able to reap the benefits of a world-class broadband service.

More information about the rollout is available at www.broadband.govt.nz.

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