Category: Rural Innovation

Lightwire prepared to Li in order to improve its network

Alright, so that nerdy pun sucked, apologies. But now that you are here, let’s talk about Lightwire deploying lithium batteries on its network in November. PIR2 (located in Pirongia) is our first mains-powered, lithium battery-backed rural site; representing Lightwire's first steps toward widespre...

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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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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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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 ...

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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...

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Happy customers as Lightwire exceeds RBI2 schedule

As demand grows for reliable broadband in the rural sector, we are happy to announce the recent completion of the Rural Broadband Initiative Phase Two (RBI2) second quarter schedule. With this, we are tracking ahead of requirements set by Crown Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP). The RBI2 schedule ...

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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 announced as partner in New Zealand’s rural broadband milestone

Trans-Tasman telecommunications company Lightwire is proud to be a new partner of Crown Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) Rural Broadband Initiative Phase Two (RBI2), providing significant additional rural broadband coverage across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions. This phase of the Initiativ...

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