rural fibre is here.

The fastest, most reliable internet technology is available in some communities across Waikato and Bay of Plenty. A network owned and operated by Lightwire.

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there's comfort in consistency and speed

Pick a plan and discover how fibre will transform your life at home.

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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:


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. 



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.


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.

Hear what our customers have to say about Lightwire:


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Lightwire is bringing fibre into the Ngahinapouri community. This means part of the community within the orange boundary will soon have access to the speeds and reliability of fibre internet in the city from here.


There will be disruptions to the roads as we build through the village and into the surrounding streets. The school will be affected by these works from 27th May – end of June and then we will begin building fibre to homes.


Lightwire believes that people living out of the city shouldn’t suffer with poor internet speeds, so we are pleased to be able to meet the demand for fibre in Ngahinapouri.  For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out.



Lightwire have successfully deployed a live fibre network into Gordonton within a quick 3-month turnaround.


With 4G and copper services dominating this area prior to Lightwire, we can safely say these customers are able to achieve much more at home with the speeds of fibre.

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Add unlimited calls

Unlimited calling to New Zealand and Australian landlines and mobiles for $19.95/month.


No more variable charges for calls to friends and family in Australia and NZ, with Lightwire’s unlimited calling offer, you can talk as much as want.


You just need to plug in your analogue phone to the router we provide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.

Your internet speeds and service uptime are our top priority.

What’s more, online sign-up is easy.


You’ve made a great decision to live rurally. Make another.


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