Good news! New funding to cover Southern Bay of Plenty/Southern Waikato areas
24 February 2022
As part of the government's Rural Capacity Upgrade initiative, we have contracted with Crown Infrastructure Partners to carry out new and upgrade work in the Southern Bay of Plenty/Southern Waikato areas.
Read Minister Clark's announcement from yesterday
Tairawhiti internet firms working for the Govt... and rugby fans
11 March 2019
"A pair of East Coast internet providers are playing key roles in the Government’s broadband roll-out, showing size and location are no barriers to success — while also ensuring isolated rural communities do not miss out on the new way the Rugby World Cup will be delivered to fans in September." - by Andrew Ashton
Read more at gisborneherald.co.nz
Announcement: WiFi Connect have secured Government funding
19 December 2018
WiFi Connect Ltd is proud to announce we have been successful in securing funding from the Government to extend our Networks in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and in South Westland. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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