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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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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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Conserving our Waikato River

Respecting the Waikato and Bay of Plenty land that our Rural Network spans across is important to us. We believe it’s our duty to support land conservation initiatives. This August, Lightwire has donated $1,000 to Waikato RiverCare’s Te Onetea Stream Extension Project. This is a great initi...

25/08/2017
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Site upgrades and new technologies improve internet speeds

We have been working hard on exciting new initiatives to continuously improve the performance of our rural network and provide internet connectivity that exceeds customer expectations. These initiatives fall into two main groups: (1) upgrading and/or optimising the performance of sites, and (2) d...

20/07/2017
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Ingenuity to build Hamilton City’s Traffic Lights Network

In collaboration with the Hamilton City Council’s Infrastructure Alliance and Ultrafast Fibre, Lightwire has successfully built a complex, private network that connects all 104 traffic light sites across Hamilton City and the wider Waipa District. The network enables the Infrastructure Alliance...

30/06/2017
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