Category: Blog

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...

19/05/2020
find out more

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...

23/04/2020
find out more

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...

23/04/2020
find out more

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....

17/03/2020
find out more

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...

25/02/2020
find out more

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, ...

23/02/2020
find out more

Data usage – how to increase your plan

The summer break is almost a distant memory now, but we do remember the sheer amount of data that was used over the Christmas and New Year period. Just ask our Help Desk team who, over the two weeks, received a huge number of calls for help when customer data ran low. Given this, and because no one ...

31/01/2020
find out more

Increased data demands increased network investment

Did you know, since 2015, there has been a 500% increase in the average amount of data our customers use monthly? This is predominantly due to the increase in streaming services available and, as a result, has placed huge demand on our network infrastructure. As we move into the new decade, we ar...

31/01/2020
find out more

A booming year in rural broadband for the region’s largest WISP

With 2019 coming to an end, Lightwire has confirmed its status as Waikato and Bay of Plenty's largest WISP, after a booming year has seen the rural broadband company provide fast reliable broadband to more than 6,300 households throughout the regions. Since the start of the year, Lightwire has we...

10/12/2019
find out more

Lightwire, keeping you connected this Christmas

Deck the halls with boughs of data this Christmas and get set for the holiday season with Lightwire. Kiwis across the country are today, tomorrow and the next day – up until the jolly man comes– preparing to fa-la-la-la-lah into the holiday period. With the majority of New Zealand on holiday ...

05/12/2019
find out more