Get faster Rural Broadband with Wireless Nation
Internet access is crucial for rural communities, not just for running their farms and businesses but also providing ways for people to keep in touch.
Unfortunately rural broadband speeds and reliability in New Zealand, for the most part, has been quite poor.
Our Satellite Broadband network is fast and reliable and can already offer speeds of up to 10Mbps download. It’s modern and futureproofed so when faster speeds become available we’ll be able to offer them, in fact in Europe you can already get satellite speeds of up to 25Mbps at an affordable price!
Due to its location (it’s much closer to New Zealand than competing networks) the Optus D2 Satellite is less prone to rain fade, storms and other weather conditions. It also has a high look angle which means it is unlikely to be affected by tall trees, hills or buildings.
It’s available almost anywhere in the country (basically if you can get SKY TV you can get our satellite service).
We’ve overcome previous limitations of satellite by using smart data acceleration and caching technology which leaves users with a smooth and fast browsing experience.
According to TrueNet’s recent March-May speed test result for rural internet usage, satellite consistently outperformed traditional copper ADSL connectivity.
TrueNet is an independent organisation who have partnered with The Commerce Commission to measure broadband performance in peoples' homes.
Wireless Nation’s technical director Tom Linn says he is pleased the study offers demonstrable evidence of satellite’s advantages.
"We have known for a long time that satellite speeds are better in rural areas, so it’s great to have a study that proves this.”
If you’re a PGG Wrightson member or an ASB Rural customer, we have special deals so you get even greater value on your rural broadband. We also provide RBI (Fixed Wireless) at competitive prices.
But don’t just take our word for it, find what our customers have to say about us!
Customer Solutions Video 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgZ_wZEE6ds
Customer Solutions Video 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ORx-Kf7PZs
Customer Solutions Video 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqMTfXKvxMI
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