2010 Northpower News
The roll out of ultra fast broadband (UFB) around the country is now underway with the first fibre laid today at Manaia View School in Whangarei.
The New Zealand Regional Fibre Group is welcoming news that the Government has selected two of its members to begin building New Zealand’s ultra-fast fibre network.
Northpower is excited with the news today that it has successfully completed negotiations with Crown Fibre Holdings to be a partner for the initial roll out of the Government’s ultra fast broadband initiative.
Wellington Electricity Lines Limited (Wellington Electricity) has selected and agreed contractual terms with Northpower Limited (Northpower) to provide fault response, maintenance, and some capital services, says Chief Executive Greg Skelton.
In this issue of ConsumerLine read about Northpower’s first Northland based female trainee ‘linees’ and how they are rising to the challenge of their new careers.
The 2010 Electricity Rescue Helicopter Appeal is underway, learn how to help this valuable and important community service. Northpower is committed to the Rescue Helicopter Appeal and will match donations up to $150,000.
Crown Fibre Holdings announced on 09 September that Northpower is one of three parties to be chosen to progress to the negotiation stage with Crown Fibre Holdings as part of the partner selection process for the first stage roll out of the Government’s ultra fast broadband initiative.
New Zealand Regional Fibre Group members are the only organisations short-listed for ‘prioritised negotiations’ with Crown Fibre Holdings to begin building the Government-backed ultra-fast broadband network.
Five electricity lines and fibre companies within the nationwide lines and fibre collective who are represented in three UFB bids, have this morning been short-listed for ‘prioritised negotiations’ by CFH.
A series of trials to test the latest ultra-fast broadband technology available to the New Zealand market are being conducted by Vector and Northpower.
Fibre based G-PON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) technology is the fastest and lowest cost way to transmit data across fibre networks – making fibre accessible to the mass market – while lowering costs in fibre network builds by allowing multiple (32) fibre to the door connections from a single end-point.
Energy News, New Zealand. Written by Edward White.
Northpower’s Perth-based subsidiary contracting company West Coast Energy (WCE) has secured a contract with major Western Australian (WA) electricity transmission and distribution company Western Power.
Northpower Limited, the Whangarei based lines and electrical contracting company is pleased to announce that West Coast Energy, their Perth based subsidiary has signed a 2 plus 1 plus 1 plus 1 year contract for the provision of electrical distribution construction, maintenance and management services to Western Power. Western Power is a major electricity, transmission and distribution company in Western Australia with assets of AUD$5.3 billion.
In this issue of ConsumerLine read more about changes to our Tree Policy, an update on our Fibre Network and proposal to government, important Winter Safety tips and we take a closer look with Thermal Imaging.
Northpower and Top Energy have both confirmed they will jointly sponsor the inaugural Te Tai Tokerau Tall Ship Challenge, which casts off on the 13th May 2010. Northpower will be sponsoring schools from the Kaipara and Whangarei districts and Top Energy will be sponsoring those from the Far North.
Northpower’s line mechanic Michelle Burke has become the first woman in New Zealand to gain dual qualifications in transmission and distribution.
Long-time Northpower chairman and deer farmer Warren Moyes is working hard to ensure fellow farmers are given a similar chance to urban dwellers in accessing the soon-to-be-introduced ultra-fast fibre broadband.
Whangarei Report, Whangarei
Over the last 15 years the Telecommunications Industry has undergone a tremendous change. High speed broadband networks are changing the way we communicate and have become an essential part of our communities. By utilising existing assets Northpower is bringing this latest world-class technology to our region.
Whangarei Leader, Whangarei
Northpower is rolling out its ultra-fast 100 megabits per second fibre network to residential customers in Whangarei.
Northern Advocate, Whangarei
A Government plan to roll out high-speed broadband to rural New Zealand - with a promise the whole country will get faster internet speeds - has been welcomed in Northland.
Northpower is ramping up its broadband activity and turning to residential customers for the next phase of its ultra-fast 100Mbit/s fibre network.
A push by the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group to provide open access networks is fast gaining momentum.
Line charges to electricity retailers supplying customers on the Northpower network will increase from 1 April 2010. The increases vary according to the type of connection and the annual consumption but, for the average domestic consumer (8000 units per annum), the increase will be around $2 per month.
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