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  • Telecom makes shortlist to negotiate with Crown Fibre

    Crown Fibre Holdings has selected a further three parties for priority negotiations in the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) initiative and Telecom features prominently.
    In a statement today CFH has announced the following three parties:
    Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Ltd: covering 25 candidate areas;
    Enable Networks: covering Christchurch and Rangiora ; and
    Flute Joint Venture represented by Aurora Energy Ltd: covering Dunedin
    CFH chairman Simon Allen says the three parties have provided attractive proposals to CFH , including a combination of access prices in line with those announced last week (wholesale household monthly charges start at $40 a month), the ability to complete the UFB build within the Government's allocated budget, as well as having industry experience and financial strength.
    ICT Minister Steven Joyce says binding offers with those chosen for prioritised negotiations are expected in the first financial quarter of 2011.

  • Opinion: What's the vision, Minister Joyce?

    Further announcements as to what companies will partner the government in the Ultra Fast Broadband network are now overdue. To date prospective partners in three regions – Timaru, central North Island and Whangarei - have been identified, but negotiations have not (as far as we know) been completed.