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Enable NetworksHats off to Christchurch local fibre company Enable Networks. The company says it now has 50,000 customers connected to its network. CEO Steve Fuller says that means one in three of those who can get the company’s services are now connected.

Fuller says 24,000 have switched to fibre in the last 12 months. He says: “We’ve connected about 100 customers to fibre every business day – about 50 percent more than we thought we would connect at peak uptake rates”.

Enable now has 6,240 business connections which is an increase of 2,142 in a year. By the time Enable’s network build finishes next year, it will reach around 180,000 premises.

The Canterbury town of Rolleston is Enable’s star performer with a connection rate of around 70 percent.

Enable’s 50,000 connection milestone an achievement by any measure. The fibre build hasn’t been easy for Enable Networks, which was named as the government’s Christchurch UFB partner soon after the 2011 earthquake. At the time, the city was still reeling from after shocks.

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  1. I hope those other 49,999 people had a better experience than I did moving a business connection to new premises. After giving over 6 weeks notice of the date we needed to move, we were advised the afternoon before the move that the new premises were too far from the road and that if we didn’t agree to the $1500 fee it couldn’t go ahead. It then took weeks to get the trench dug and fibre installed to the building. We would have been dead in the water if not for the generosity of the building owners in allowing us to piggyback onto their WiFi while we waited. I had to chase up everything at every point, the communication was non-existent.

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