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Supporting our community

We’re big believers in the power of rural communities and we’re supporting them with fast, reliable internet and secure IT services to local businesses, organisations and charities. Why support community? At Lightwire, we believe you need to walk your talk. Supporting our local communities is ...

02/10/2018
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Installing rural broadband: what can I expect?

You’ve signed up to Lightwire’s rural broadband – congratulations, reliable internet is on its way! So how does the installation process work? Pre-installation Once you’ve signed up for rural broadband, we’ll assign one of our expert field technicians to your installation job. Lead times...

02/10/2018
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Lightwire’s smarter rural broadband infrastructure

Lightwire is building smarter broadband infrastructure for the Waikato and Bay of Plenty so rural folk can enjoy great internet speeds and reliability. This year, the Lightwire Rural Team has focused on creating a custom-built operating system, upgrading the network to Ubiquiti® AC hardware and ...

02/10/2018
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Lightwire’s Solar Extension Solution

The bright sparks at Lightwire have harnessed the power of the sun and are busy installing Solar Extension sites to keep rural communities connected where nothing else will. Here’s where our research and development team really comes into its own. A Lightwire Rural Broadband Solar Extension pro...

02/10/2018
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On-Farm vs Coverage Extensions… what’s the difference?

Rural broadband, we do a lot of great things with it here at Lightwire. By erecting broadband sites in remote areas of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, we connect communities and enable businesses to operate effectively. One of the ways we do this is by on-farm extensions, coverage extensions and sola...

02/10/2018
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Win prizes with Lightwire at the Fieldays®

We're excited to be attending this year's Fieldays® — the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. This year is the 50th annual Fieldays®. It's an amazing local success that we are so proud of. If you’ll be at the Fieldays® too, make sure you come and see us at site PB13 in the ...

07/06/2018
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Moo’ving with Lightwire Rural Internet

As the industry enters the new season, thousands of sharemilkers pack their families, possessions and livestock into trucks and move to their new farms. At Lightwire, we make it easy for you to get connected to fast and reliable rural internet at your new place — especially at such a busy time....

14/04/2018
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Innovating smarter rural broadband infrastructure

Lightwire is building smarter broadband infrastructure for the Waikato and Bay of Plenty so rural folk can enjoy great internet speeds and reliability. This year, the Lightwire Rural Team is focusing on innovating a custom-built operating system, upgrading the network to Ubiquiti® AC hardware an...

22/02/2018
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Farewell to our Founder, Dr. Murray Pearson

Throughout his 15 years with Lightwire, Murray has made an outstanding contribution to internet connectivity in New Zealand. His passion for pioneering innovative wireless internet solutions for rural communities has been the founding driver of what Lightwire is today. What’s particularly speci...

01/12/2017
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Lightwire rural network upgrades improving speeds and reliability

Lightwire rural internet users can expect continual improvements in speed and reliability of their fixed wireless internet. We are continuing to invest heavily in ongoing optimisation and upgrades of our rural network. In July 2017, we announced a large-scale, long-term project to access, optimis...

08/11/2017
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