At around 3:30 AM on 9 June, 2016, we will be performing scheduled maintenance on elements of the Bigpipe network, as part of work to make Bigpipe more reliable, faster, and support more access protocols. More technical details are available at this link.
This instance of scheduled maintenance will be isolated to customers in Hamilton and Palmerston North. Customers can expect their connections to go offline for 5 – 30 minutes maximum, between 3:30 and 5:30 AM. More scheduled maintenance will be coming up for other areas of New Zealand – we will let you know when it’s due in your area.
This scheduled maintenance is a part of network expansion work. We are preparing for users around NZ to be handed over via local pops rather than terminated collectively in Auckland. This is part of preparation for implementation of IPoE and IPv6.