About UFB
Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) is an initiative by the New Zealand government to deliver fast broadband internet access using fibre to 75 percent of the population over a 10 year period with a minimum speed of 100 Mbps down and 50 Mbps up.

Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) is an entity set up to manage the governments $1.5 billion infrastructure investment in partnership with the private sector.

According to the CFH website, the aim over the first 6 years will be to provide service to priority users such as "businesses, schools and health services, plus green field developments and certain tranches of residential areas".

About JT
Jonathan Thomas currently works for Telecom (NZ) as a Designer with over 4 years experience and exposure to Telecom's core and edge network design, provisioning stack, and services delivered on top of those.

In his days off he likes to spend time with his young family, study for his degree, dabble in software development, and dream of the perfect ISP.