Menu
Chorus continues restoration following South Island storm

Chorus continues restoration following South Island storm

Power generators deployed, but flooding still troubling cabling

Chorus is continuing restoration work to its telecommunications network following Christchurch’s most severe storm in almost 40 years.

On Wednesday, parts of New Zealand’s South Island recorded 160mm of rain in 24 hours, coupled with winds of up to 119kph. Conditions have since eased.

The broadband infrastructure company said power generators were successfully deployed to most disrupted sites on the Banks Peninsula yesterday which restored telco services to affected residents.

Temporary power generators will remain in place until full power services are running.

Chorus said cable outages caused by water damage may continue to disrupt some landline and broadband customers in Christchurch Central and New Brighton.

The company is currently identifying these faults, but said flooding may delay restoration work.

An official update will be issued at 4:00pm today.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags broadband infrastructureChorusUFBTelcoTelecommunications

Featured

Slideshows

A snapshot of the Kiwi partners set to shine at the Reseller News Awards

A snapshot of the Kiwi partners set to shine at the Reseller News Awards

With the 2017 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards only weeks away, Reseller News profiles the power line-up of partners set to dominate the biggest night on the channel calendar. ​Ranging from the enterprise, down through the mid-market and small business sectors into the heart of the start-up scene, the end result is the most diverse and wide-ranging partner line-up in the history of the Awards, playing host to the leading innovators of the past 12 months.​

A snapshot of the Kiwi partners set to shine at the Reseller News Awards
Show Comments