rural fibre is coming



Rural fibre is a type of internet connection that uses fiber-optic cables to transmit data.

These cables are made from thin strands of glass or plastic, known as optical fibers, which use light to carry information.

This technology represents a significant advancement over traditional copper-based connections like DSL or cable, offering higher speeds, greater bandwidth, and more reliable service over longer distances. 


Any household within an orange boundary here is ready to be installed. Hover over the blue location dots for more detail on what road we’re building on.


If we could build Rural Fibre everywhere in Gordonton, we would. Unfortunately, we can only lay cables so far. If you are outside of the boundary, you can always check out our other rural internet service, fixed wireless.



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Gordonton Hall

Gordonton Rd

Woodlands Rd

Garfield St




Because it’s built under the ground, and connect straight from a cable to your home (to what we call an ONT) you can rest assured that there’s little to no interference.



Speeds from 200/200Mbps mean you can stream, video call, game and work from home with ease.


An Asset

Fibre is in demand. Homes deemed “rural” are often overlooked and providers choose to build fibre into high density areas. By adding fibre to your home in a low-density area, you’re essentially increasing the value of it.


Low Latency

A gamers dream. Low latency and speedy internet mean your online gaming is smooth, responsive, and totally immersive. Say goodbye to lag spoiling your game and hello to being the player to beat.

so Why gordonton?

Lightwire has a strong connection to Gordonton, but has realised a need for connective equality. I mean, it’s less than 10 minutes from Hamilton, yet you can’t access the same technology as it.


Fibre is bloody expensive to build and none of the big guys want to get out there and front the cost. Lucky for you, we’re prepared to front the cost for you.


You won’t have to pay the $1500 – $2000 bill associated with the build – we cover it!

Why Lightwire?

We care about connecting local

Here’s why Lightwire makes a great partner for your rural internet and voice needs…

You won’t wait

With an average call wait time below 2 mins, when you need us, you’ll get hold of our local support team quickly.


A fibre install costs $1500 – $2000 for a standard residential address, but we’ll cover this for you.

Your own portal

Access everything related to your services from one place. Check your data usage, change your plan, pay your bills, and much more.

Thousands of locals from Waikato and Bay of Plenty rave about Lightwire’s rural broadband, and now we can give you an even faster service – built just for Gordonton. Check out what some of our other customers say about Lightwire:



Want to sign up but want to speak to a real person? Ring our friendly helpdesk and speak to a local in Hamilton who can give you the run-down of getting fibre installed, and answer any questions you have about pricing.

0800 12 13 14

Whole Home WiFi Guarantee

Enjoy WiFi in every room of your rural property without interruptions. Lightwire’s Fibre Stack plan comes with a Whole Home WiFi Guarantee. The guarantee can also be added to other plans as a paid add-on.

The fastest, reliable rural fibre broadband technology is available in some communities across Waikato & Bay of Plenty, NZ. Lightwire owned & operated network.

Don't be held back because you live rurally.

Partner with Lightwire to make the most of rural living.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lightwire and Civtech will organise a date for your fibre install to be done (In the month of April). In the meantime, Lightwire can send you progress on the fibre build in the area. If you have any questions about your order or fibre build, please reach out via email or ring 0800 12 13 14 and ask for Sheree.

Each property may differ on install time due to complexity, however the time frame will be communicated during the scope visit.

200 Mbps download and 200 Mbps upload. This means you can stream, game, video call on multiple devices.

All plans have an unlimited data allocation. 

Yes, high demand services like streaming and gaming require good speed, ping time and data allowance. Lightwire Rural Fibre provides all of these.

Fibre broadband is the latest technology to deliver fast reliable internet. The reason is because fibre cables can deliver much faster speeds with no interference from radio signals or environmental effects.


Chorus is intending to disestablish the legacy copper network. When and how this will happen in Gordonton is yet to be determined.

It is the tenant’s responsibility to discuss this with a property owner and gain approval.

Yes, and you can bring your current phone number with you.

Yes, please get in touch and we will discuss timings and when things can be installed.

Maybe. We are always looking to increase coverage however this will need to be done in a feasible way.

Lightwire Rural Fibre is a private network, there is no government funding.


Lightwire has seen the need for better communications in Gordonton and has decided to invest in the community.

While the Rural Fibre can provide high speeds to a property, the internal network is a different area. Wi-Fi signals can be degraded as they pass through walls. We offer a Whole Home Wi-Fi to resolve this problem.

As above, the internal network of a property is different to the supply network. If a shed or other structure is separate from the main dwelling, it’s unlikely a network extender can help here. In most cases it is better to connect a shed via a wireless bridge. This is a product we offer. See: Dish Extension | Lightwire Rural

Winner of Best Rural Broadband Provider 2 years in a row

Best Rural Broadband Provider 2022 by the NZ Compare Awards