Local MP Todd McClay says Rotorua is more connected than ever before with 26, 698 households and businesses now able to connect Ultra-Fast Broadband.
“The Government has spent $22 million on Rotorua broadband which means businesses and households have near-instant access to information, entertainment, customers and online tools,” Mr McClay says.
“It’s also proving to be very popular. The latest quarterly report shows uptake in Rotorua is at 39 per cent with 10,310 connections, up from 35.9 per cent, or 9,572 connections, from the previous quarter.”
In January, the Government also announced an investment of $300 million to extend UFB to another 423,000 New Zealanders across a further 151 towns.
“I pledged during my campaign for the last election to get UFB extended to Te Puke. I have kept my word. Te Puke has been added to the list and will soon be experiencing the benefits of UFB,” Mr McClay says.