Pegasus Town to benefit from infrastructure upgrade, Waimakariri MP says

Waimakariri news
Monday, July 20, 2015

Pegasus Town residents will be first across the Canterbury region to benefit from a Vodafone infrastructure upgrade that will deliver faster broadband, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says.

This follows a public meeting convened last week by Doocey between residents and Vodafone representatives.

“I am thrilled with the news that Pegasus Town residents will be among the first to benefit from upgrades planned to Vodafone’s HFC network across South and North Island,” Doocey said.

The MP said that the work would be split into two phases, with the backhaul upgrade completed by the third week of August and a node upgrade scheduled for completion by the first week of September.

The multi-million dollar upgrade will result in internet speeds for Pegasus Town that are back at ultra-fast speed for residents, who will enjoy three to four times the current capacity.

“The uptake of new technology such as movies streaming into people’s homes has resulted in increased demand. Network traffic is growing at 30 percent every month – this is unprecedented. At the meeting, we heard that streaming is accounting for 55 percent of broadband usage,” Doocey said.

“Access to fast, reliable broadband is of increasing importance, especially for the number of businesses now operating in areas like Pegasus Town.”

Doocey urged other areas experiencing problems with Internet accessibility to get in contact with him.