Author: Mike Cook

Lightwire helping connect Arapuni

The RBI is being run by the Crown Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to provide rural broadband access to 90,000 rural households and businesses around the country that don’t currently have access to ‘good internet’. Working with the CIP, we’ve helped create thousands of new broadband connecti...

14/09/2020
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Delivering critical rural internet connectivity in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty

The Waikato farmer and businesswoman is the new chair of DairyNZ’s Dairy Environment Leaders programme, is an associate with a local chartered accountant firm, and together with husband Justin, own and operate a 300 cow, 106ha dairy farm near Te Aroha. Like many other rural residents and busine...

11/09/2020
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Lightwire bringing first-time broadband to the most rural homes across Waikato and BOP

After successfully completing the second phase of the government’s Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI2) in June, Lightwire’s success has been rewarded with an extension to the RBI2 project. Lightwire are excited to continue as an official rural broadband partner of Crown Infrastructure Partners ...

13/08/2020
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Lightwire to bring first-time connectivity to the most remote rural homes across the Waikato / Bay of Plenty with RBI2 expansion

Lightwire awarded funding in the expansion round of Rural Broadband Initiative – Phase 2 (RBI2) roll out 278 of the hardest to reach rural homes and businesses will receive broadband connectivity for the first time Lightwire is thrilled to expand its network to bring broadband connectiv...

19/05/2020
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June moving to remain contactless through COVID-19 alert levels

With June moving on the horizon, we’re committed to transitioning through this time as safely as possible. As an essential service provider, we’ve been taking our Health and Safety very seriously the last few weeks and we want our customers to know that this level of care for both our field t...

23/04/2020
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Make the most of your data and download

With everything being online these days – school, work, shopping, music, movies, TV, games, calling – we recommend scheduling your software updates and downloading all of the above within these hours. Netflix: queue download The easiest way to reduce your data usage is to download during off-p...

23/04/2020
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Rural communities expect same broadband coverage and reliability as urbanites

Rural communities expect reliable broadband coverage to their homes and businesses, and seek out internet service providers, like Lightwire, which can provide that connectivity. Results from Lightwire’s recent customer survey show that almost 50% of respondents chose Lightwire because of its ab...

25/02/2020
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Data usage – how to increase your plan

The summer break is almost a distant memory now, but we do remember the sheer amount of data that was used over the Christmas and New Year period. Just ask our Help Desk team who, over the two weeks, received a huge number of calls for help when customer data ran low. Given this, and because no one ...

31/01/2020
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Increased data demands increased network investment

Did you know, since 2015, there has been a 500% increase in the average amount of data our customers use monthly? This is predominantly due to the increase in streaming services available and, as a result, has placed huge demand on our network infrastructure. As we move into the new decade, we ar...

31/01/2020
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A booming year in rural broadband for the region’s largest WISP

With 2019 coming to an end, Lightwire has confirmed its status as Waikato and Bay of Plenty's largest WISP, after a booming year has seen the rural broadband company provide fast reliable broadband to more than 6,300 households throughout the regions. Since the start of the year, Lightwire has we...

10/12/2019
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