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Streaming Sports Online

New Zealand is prepping for rugby fever and the Lightwire team is strengthening its defences to tackle the predicted increase in online streaming this season.The broadcasting of the world’s biggest rugby event has been limited to subscription-based television services in previous years. Howeve...

14/05/2019
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Grandmother finds rural internet solution to improve her grandchildren’s access to education

Fran Awburn’s grandchildren needed online access to their correspondence school resources when they moved to Awburn’s property on Ellicotts Block last year. But, living rurally, that access was difficult.Limited connectivity to the property in Puahue meant Awburn had unreliable internet serv...

16/04/2019
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Lightwire announced as partner in New Zealand’s rural broadband milestone

Trans-Tasman telecommunications company Lightwire is proud to be a new partner of Crown Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) Rural Broadband Initiative Phase Two (RBI2), providing significant additional rural broadband coverage across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions.This phase of the Initiativ...

21/12/2018
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Lightwire’s sponsorship increases safety of long-distance charity hiker

The importance of safety in rural communities is once again being highlighted by Lightwire, with the rural broadband provider sponsoring a personal locator beacon (PLB) for long-distance charity hiker, Dean Raynel as he walks the length of the North Island. On 2 December, the Whangarei-...

19/12/2018
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Why you should choose VoIP with your rural broadband plan

Let’s face it, landline phones are a little out of vogue with city folk these days. But us rural folk still require a dedicated phone line for our home and businesses. For many of us it’s a lifeline and, in some instances, it can be a life saver! That doesn’t mean we have to go wi...

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Unlimited off-peak data with your rural broadband

How much data is too much data? Trick question – we all know you can never have enough. To give our awesome rural customers more flexibility and capacity when it comes to data, we’re rolling out unlimited off-peak data across our 750GB rural broadband plan from 1 November.  Why use unl...

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Lightwire’s Superstar Schools

Lightwire's awesome rural broadband wouldn't be possible without the superstar schools in Waikato and Bay of Plenty allowing us to connect to their fibre networks. As an act of gratitude, our much-loved Ops Administrator Miranda has been delivering native trees to each and every Lightwire superstar ...

17/10/2018
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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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