Rural Broadband, Fibre & Wireless Internet Provider for Waikato & Bay of Plenty

Looking for a fast, reliable internet connection solution that works where you are?

Lightwire is your answer – the only broadband provider who builds and delivers solutions specific to your needs. Our Hamilton-based team turn research and development into smart wireless internet and broadband solutions for people like you, throughout Waikato and Bay of Plenty. We’re an internet provider passionate about fast broadband. And in case we didn’t mention it already, we are local too.

  • 120GB starting from $70 p/mth
  • Reliable rural broadband
  • Local helpdesk support
  • Add a phone line for $10 p/mth
  • Get Connected


Good words. Good people.
We are very grateful to Lightwire for keeping their commitment to providing remote country locations in the Waikato with wireless access to the internet. Feels a lot more satisfying to be supporting a local ISP who actually listens to their customers.
Jason Liddiard on behalf of Kopuku Rd, Maramarua Forest residents
A great project to be part of that brings broadband to a rural community. It is fast, efficient and reasonably priced, how we ever managed on dial up I do not know. Now that we have a wireless network inside our home that is reliable and fast and we can all be managing our work, household accounts, doing homework and keeping in touch with friends and family - Lightwire you have brought us into the 21st Century - thank you
Sharon Jefferies
Te Pahu
Lightwire enabled us to HAVE a broadband service. No other broadband provider in NZ was able to, due primarily to our location. Our connection enables us faster more efficient internet service - great for regular Skype contact with friends and family. In addition to regular broadband use, all our phone-calls are now made via our internet connection saving us at least $100 per month.
Sue and Dez Newland
Te Pahu
I am the managing director of a rural based ecological science consultancy firm in Te Pahu, Waikato. We employ four full time and five part time scientists and technicians. When the company was formed in 2001, we struggled to operate as a rural based business because of the limitations of poor dialup internet connections. Clients were regularly emailing us 20MB reports and engineers were expecting us to download 200MB CAD and GIS files instantly. I highly recommend Lightwire to anyone considering broadband for business or home.
Gerry Kessels
Te Pahu
Living in a rural community we are not exposed to fast internet as most residents in the city. However, this has changed for rural residents in the Whitehall area thanks to Lightwire. I would have no hesitation to recommend this service to other rural customers. A very satisfied Lightwire customer!
Edgardo R. Beacon
Whitehall, Cambridge
We are remote, Lightwire took the time to understand our requirements, gave us performance guarantees and provided a solution that was cost-effective. Our productivity has improved, as well as our customer service levels – Lightwire has delivered
Eric Souchen
Managing Director, HG Leach
Your customer service and product costs are outstanding. We have the best internet connection we have ever had since moving to your service and everyone one we know who has changed to you feels the same as we do.
Jan and Peter Middlemiss