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Help Wanganui Be 'First In Fibre'

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Help Wanganui Be 'First In Fibre'

Wanganui District Council is working to be part of the Government's $1.5B ultra fast broadband project, which will roll out a fibre optic network across the country. Ultra fast broadband is an essential service for the future of the district and will revolutionise internet use for businesses and individuals.

Last Tuesday Wanganui District Council hosted a 'Broadband Breakfast' to update local businesses about what is happening in the broadband industry, and to gather support for an ultra fast broadband network in Wanganui.

At the breakfast Telecommunication Users Association Chief Executive, Ernie Newman, spoke about the importance of broadband now and for the future and set out some key areas that can help Wanganui in its drive to get connected. These included individual users and businesses committing to connect to the network, becoming more computer literate and making new houses and subdivisions 'fibre ready'. "Ultra fast broadband is vital for the growth of the Wanganui district and will enable businesses to improve a range of services, as well as attract new businesses to the area," said Deputy Mayor Dot McKinnon. "The sooner we can get connected the better it will be."

"Wanganui wants to be 'first in fibre' and council has been working hard to put us at the forefront of trying to make that happen. We think we will have a greater chance of making a successful bid for the ultrafast broadband project if we can prove that people and businesses want this service and will connect to it and so far we've had encouraging support."

If you would like to show your support for Wanganui in becoming 'first in fibre' visit the council website at www.wanganui.govt.nz for more details and a sign up form.

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