Category: Community

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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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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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 ...

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Getting behind our community for the Trillian Trek

Connecting communities is what we love to do! That’s why we’re supporting local community fundraising team, The Flying Dutchmen, in their fundraising activities for the annual Trillian Trek. Approached by Lightwire customers, Danielle, Scott, Mike and Brett van den Bemd, we were only too happy t...

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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...

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Streaming Sports Online

New Zealand is prepping for rugby fever and the Lightwire team is strengthening its defences to tackle the predicted increase in online streaming this season. The broadcasting of the world’s biggest rugby event has been limited to subscription-based television services in previous years. Howeve...

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Grandmother finds rural internet solution to improve her grandchildren’s access to education

Fran Awburn’s grandchildren needed online access to their correspondence school resources when they moved to Awburn’s property on Ellicotts Block last year. But, living rurally, that access was difficult. Limited connectivity to the property in Puahue meant Awburn had unreliable internet serv...

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Lightwire’s sponsorship increases safety of long-distance charity hiker

The importance of safety in rural communities is once again being highlighted by Lightwire, with the rural broadband provider sponsoring a personal locator beacon (PLB) for long-distance charity hiker, Dean Raynel as he walks the length of the North Island.   On 2 December, the Whangarei-...

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