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Unlimited Plan

Great news! As of May 1st. Everyone on the 1000GB plan will move over to the unlimited plan. So if you're on a 1000GB plan you can say goodbye to data caps or over-usage charges. Here are some answers to a couple of questions we imagine you will have... Is this permanent? Yep. From the 1st of...

29/04/2021
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The Results Are In – 2021 Survey

Property type Until last year’s survey, we always saw ourselves as a telco that focused on farmers, but we now know that almost 62% of our customers live on residential or lifestyle blocks.   Property ownership Homeownership across our customer base has held steady at around 70%...

12/04/2021
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4×4 & LUV Safety Training

With no road in sight, getting to a Lightwire site can be a challenge. The field team uses 4x4 Hilux utes and powerful Light Utility Vehicles (LUVs) that make getting to the hilltop sites easier, but with any equipment, it's all about how you use it. To prepare the field team for winter, we've se...

30/03/2021
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Lightwire raises its first home buyer grant

Since the program’s inceptions, Lightwire (and parent company London Green Group) has assisted 15 of our team (and their families) to purchase their first home. To date, the one-off contribution offered by Lightwire in each case has been $5,000, but the world doesn’t stand still, and property...

03/03/2021
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Sustainability

Sustainability, what does it mean for Lightwire? Like everyone else, we want to make the world a better place… phrases like these, however, do not magically make a positive impact on our planet and society. Improving the planet requires hard work, dedication, and most of all, consistency. So, back...

23/02/2021
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How Lightwire Nails Health & Safety

An accident is typically the final stage in a long line of weaknesses or omissions, and to get to the core of those issues discussions are required and questions must be asked. It is not about laying blame but rather establishing what we can learn in order to improve and prevent a reoccurrence. ~ R...

17/02/2021
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RBI2 on Track

Following the success of the first phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI), (completed in 2016), which originally saw new and improved broadband capability commissioned for over 300,000 rural households and businesses across New Zealand, in 2017 Crown Infrastructure Partners (CIP) followed up ...

28/01/2021
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Lifting our H&S game with the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

That’s the simple goal we have for all of our team, but there is a hell of a lot of work that goes into making sure that is a reality day after day. We have a strong and sustained focus on health and safety (H&S), and a lot of that is focused around our field team. This team are exposed to ...

01/12/2020
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Lightwire prepared to Li in order to improve its network

Alright, so that nerdy pun sucked, apologies. But now that you are here, let’s talk about Lightwire deploying lithium batteries on its network in November. PIR2 (located in Pirongia) is our first mains-powered, lithium battery-backed rural site; representing Lightwire's first steps toward widespre...

01/12/2020
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What is the Lightwire Rural Portal?

The customer portal is your one stop shop for all things related to your Lightwire Rural Broadband connection. Inside the portal you can change your plan, set up your preferred payment method, and let us know if you're moving. ...

13/11/2020
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