Category: Blog

Rural broadband connectivity on the rise with latest RBI2 update

The Government’s latest Quarterly Connectivity Report shows an extra 38,662 rural households and businesses have improved rural broadband due to Crown Infrastructure Partner’s (COPI) Rural Broadband Initiative – Phase 2 (RBI2). As CIP’s Waikato and Bay of Plenty Partners, Lightwire has be...

27/09/2019
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What are my rural internet options?

Many kiwis I talk to aren’t aware of all the internet connectivity options available to them and until I started working in telecommunications, I didn’t fully understand either. The good news is that what you need to know to choose the best connection type for your property is actually quite str...

23/09/2019
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Rural internet, bridging the gap between city and farm

If you live outside an urban area, you already know Lightwire is changing broadband for the better in our rural communities. We’re bridging the gap between urban and rural broadband connectivity with more than 200 tower sites around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. These sites help our rural communi...

18/07/2019
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Stay connected these school holidays

It’s that time of year again – school holidays! The good news is we’re halfway through them. But, if you’re feeling the pressure to keep your kids entertained before they head back to the classroom, our winter school holiday survival guide should see you through the final few days. Extra da...

16/07/2019
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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...

29/10/2018
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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...

26/10/2018
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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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