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Lightwire Invests in Waipa Broadband

As a key part of the Waikato’s connectivity fabric for the last 15 years, Lightwire has a strong track record of heavy investment in the regions broadband infrastructure. Even so, this latest project sets a new standard in design and investment and will see vastly improved speeds and uptime for Li...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Moving 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....

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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...

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What are my rural internet options?

UFB, VDSL & ADSL Ultra-fast Broadband, (UFB, aka fibre) is the fastest connection infrastructure available. However, it’s expensive for Crown Fibre Holdings to roll out across New Zealand, so it’s availability is restricted to densely populated areas. It's not yet an option for rural folk, ...

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