Photo supplied by Chorus: Blueskin Bay and the proposed fibre-optic cable route
Chorus, the phone-lines division of Telecom New Zealand, is planning
to dig a fibre-optic line across Blueskin Bay.
Telecommunication services are currently provided to Warrington
via three copper cables laid in 1956, 1974 and 1979.
Chorus wants to lay a new 24-fibre cable as the existing copper cables are
"nearing the end of their functional life" and "fibre optic cable is a
more recent and more robust technology."
The cable is proposed to be laid using a mole plough towed by a bulldozer.
Chorus will seek resource consent from the Otago Regional
Council and consult the local community and Department of
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