Gigabit internet

Chorus has launched its Gigatown competition, a year-long competition for public support which will give the winning town access to gigabit speed wholesale fibre services. Which could be quite a big deal, I think. And if nothing else will at least be an interesting experiment.

For those who think “no one needs a gigabit” or “we should all have a gigabit already on UFB”, I present a recent Twitter conversation. Cautionary in some ways for how last year’s standards become this year’s constraints. And how long it can take to improve broadband performance.

(Relevant to the Moxie Sessions on the UFB, and on connectivity).