Kiwis to benefit from accelerated 5G roll-out - 26/10/2022 - The government’s announcement that it will allocate 5G frequencies instead of selling them is good news for New Zealand telecommunication users. Mike Smith, the chair of WISPA.NZ, which represents more than 30 wireless internet service providers around New Zealand/Aotearoa, says
The WISPs of New Zealand – Video Series. - 16/9/2020 - WISPA’s series of videos showcasing some of the professional, can-do, local entrepreneurs who have delivered affordable city-grade broadband connectivity to regional New Zealand, as well as comments about them from key representatives of the rural, technology and political scene. Click this link for individual WISP Videos
WISPs Working with Ministry of Education on Student Connectivity Project - 8/4/2020 - MEDIA RELEASE 8 APRIL 2020 “Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) in regions throughout New Zealand have been working with the Ministry of Education to support the fast tracking of Internet connectivity for  students as announced by the Minister of Education today,” the Chairman of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA.NZ) Mike Smith said. “Since …
Beware the Risk 5g Poses to Rural Internet Users - 4/8/2019 - Despite the hype surrounding Vodafone’s launch of the next cellphone technology, it risks a serious downside to thousands of rural broadband users, according to the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA.NZ). “Vodafone and its competitors are putting huge pressure on Government to reallocate radio spectrum so they can run 5G more cost-effectively,” WISPA Chairman Mike …
Communications Minister addresses delegates - 20/2/2019 - Communications Minister the Hon Kris Faafoi was unable to attend and open the WISPA.NZ conference recently due to an unscheduled visit to the Nelson fire victims. Here is a video address he recorded in advance for our delegates – including acknowledgement of outgoing WISPA Chairman Matthew Harrison.  
WISPA Statement on Rural Broadband Announcement 18 December 2018 - 8/1/2019 - Rural New Zealand is fast approaching a milestone where almost every farmhouse and rural residence can access city grade broadband at city prices. That’s the view of WISPA.NZ – the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association – following today’s government announcement of significant additional broadband funding. “That’s an extraordinary achievement for a country with our geography …
WISPA Presentation to 2018 TUANZ Rural Broadband Symposium - 16/7/2018 - 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 ( Here’s a link to the video of the session. (Scroll down to number 9.)  
WISPs Explained - 17/4/2018 - Sarah Putt Explains WISPs on Radio NZ Technology Show Click here for the audio from Nine to Noon on Thursday 12 April.  
WISPs Feature on Seven Sharp - 4/4/2018 - Prominent WISP owners Matthew Harrison (Primo) and Lachlan Chapman (AONet) featured on national TV yesterday with this news item.  
Closing Taranaki’s Digital Divide - 4/4/2018 - Regional wireless internet service provider PrimoWireless has used fibre for four or five years now, to improve internet speeds and reliability for its rural customers. Fibre also extends its network into those deep rural pockets even satellite can’t reach.