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Where the big networks just don't reach

3 April 2018

WiFi Connect is one of many small operators providing wireless internet in rural areas.

"Fast broadband, just like what the townies have."

Checkout the Seven Sharp clip on WISPA providers.

Seven Sharp - NZ’s most remote residents connected by pioneer mini web providers

What does it look like, getting our rural communities online?

16 October 2017

Our guys have been working hard down south deploying new repeaters on Mt French overlooking Greymouth and Hokitika districts and also at the top of Big Paddock Rd overlooking Arahura, Hokitika and through to Ross.

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The chopper in action

Rolling out self-help wifi project

22 March 2017

A DIY broadband initiative set up in Bruce Bay to tap into unused fibre optic signal from schools, is now being rolled out in Hokitika.

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Cheryl Smeaton (WestREAP) and Ivan Lomax (Wifi Connect Ltd)

WiFiConnect features in the Greymouth Star

28 January 2017

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TUANZ Newsletter: Where's Minginui you say?

16 August 2016

We are hugely supportive of the RBI programme that delivered fibre to the vast majority of schools in rural New Zealand.

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Ivan Lomax - Bridging the Digital Divide

8 November 2015

Ivan Lomax is a co-founder and director of Wifi Connect, the start-up ISP aiming to provide internet service to eastern Bay of Plenty where one in three families lack access to the internet.

Listen to the interview by Radio New Zealand

Affordable internet is rolled out to homes on the East Coast

26 October 2015

Unlimited broadband as cheap as chips in rural areas? Impossible right? No.

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School hooks up neighbours with UFB

10 September 2015

An isolated kura on the East Coast of the North Island is to share its ultra-fast broadband with the community at a reduced cost, as part of the government's drive to improve broadband internet access.

Read the article by Radio New Zealand

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