Network Tasman Fibre – keeping our region highly connected
Network Tasman not only owns and operates an electricity distribution company, it also supports local businesses and communities by providing a fibre optic telecommunications network in the top of the South Island.
A key early function of Network Tasman Fibre was to provide access to the national education network known as N4L (Network 4 Learning), which supplies internet services and educational resources to schools throughout the top of the South Island.
Facilitating clever business
With its 420km fibre optic network connecting the business centres of Blenheim, Nelson, Picton, Richmond and Motueka, Network Tasman Fibre provides services to some of the largest businesses in the region via Retail Service Providers (RSPs).
The network also provides connectivity to support other telecommunications networks and broadcasters, including mobile networks, rural broadband wireless providers and television broadcasters in the Top of the South.
Supporting new residential subdivisions
Network Tasman Fibre is supporting growth in the region by extending its fibre network into several residential subdivisions. One of the network’s latest fibre expansions is a 600-lot development in Appleby Fields, lower Queen Street.
With its local presence and expertise, Network Tasman Fibre works with developers and installs underground fibre infrastructure during construction. In doing so, it provides high-speed connections to a number of residential customers that are outside of the government’s ultra-fast broadband scheme.
Network Tasman’s lines charges will decrease from 1 April 2019. This is good news for almost all consumers as it means the average residential customer’s lines charge will fall by $3.50 per month (including GST).
Electric vehicles are attracting a lot of interest in our region and it's great to see the community using the charging stations Network Tasman has installed.
Two new stations to fill up your car are being built in the region but there won’t be a drop of fuel in sight. Rather than the traditional petrol and diesel pumps, the two stations in Takaka and Nelson will be pumping energy.