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Why Fibre and What Is It?

Internet has changed the way we live our lives and is fundamental in many aspects. The New Zealand Government is leading the UFB (Ultra-fast Broadband) initiative to bring better and faster internet to nearly 85% of New Zealanders by the end of 2024. As of 2018, 75% of the build work is completed.

Fibre is distributed by a Local Fibre company (LFC) which will depend on thelocation. They will run fibre cables down a street and then leave a service line at property boundries, ready for connection. The property owner can then request fibre from an Internet Service Provider (Like MyRepublic) of their choosing. The LFC will then send out technicians to connect the service lead to an Optical Network Termination point (ONT) installed inside the property.

Fibre has the benefit of being more stable, reliable and faster than traditional copper. Fibre is certainly fast! MyRepublic offers two speed tiers, 100Mbps down & 20Mbps up, as well as 950Mbps down & 500Mbps up. 

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