Our coverage area was defined by drawing a line around high-density urban Christchurch and the other large high-density urban communities within the greater Christchurch area. The agreed coverage area met the Government’s UFB priorities and was commercially viable for us to deploy our network to under the UFB model.
This approach did mean that a number of pockets of residential areas that form part of Christchurch were not included in the coverage area and will not receive fibre broadband under the UFB initiative.
This is not to say that these areas will never receive fibre broadband. Now that we have finished the network build, we will be looking at other commercially viable deployment opportunities.