3 Feb 2010

33 proposals submitted for broadband roll-out

2:48 pm on 3 February 2010

Thirty-three proposals have been put forward by companies wanting to roll out parts of the Government's ultra-fast broadband scheme.

Crown Fibre Holdings was set up to manage the $1.5 billion investment programme.

Chairman Simon Allen says all local fibre areas have proposals, which have been put forward by 18 respondents, including two national operators and an experienced international fibre operator.

Mr Allen says an indicative timetable to assess the proposals will be issued in the next two weeks.