Rural infrastructure

Rural women welcome faster internet pledge

[1 September/ Rural News Group] The Government announced an additional $270 million would be spent on improving rural broadband and bridging cell phone blackspots in New Zealand regions, including delivering mobile coverage to a further 1000km of rural highways and over 100 tourist areas. After completion, UFB will be available to 87 percent of the...

Extra $270m for rural broadband ‘more than Federated Farmers was expecting’

[30 August/ Stuff] Federated Farmers said Government’s announcement to spend an extra $270 million improving rural broadband and plugging cell phone blackspots is more than expected. The spending is an addition to the $150m the Government had originally allocated to rural broadband and cell phone needs through the second stage of its Rural Broadband Initiative,...