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WISPs – or Wireless Internet Service Providers – are the key to broadband in rural New Zealand.

They provide Internet connectivity by fixed wireless, mostly in regional or rural areas where mainstream telecommunications companies don’t bother going. WISPs connect to a fibre optic link at a central point (this is known as “backhaul”), install a series of fixed wireless receivers and transmitters on hilltops or high buildings, and bounce the wireless signal across a series of these sites to a cluster of end users in a rural area. Read more.


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WISPA Presentation to 2018 TUANZ Rural Broadband Symposium - 16 July, 2018 - Earlier this month WISPA.NZ coordinated a presentation to the above event involving 5 member WISPs – Acting Chair Mike Smith (Amuri), Trevor Fulton (Velocity), Lachlan Chapman (AONet), Travis Baird (Unifone) and Dave Parker (Gisborne.net). Here’s a link to the video of the session. (Scroll down to number 9.)

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