Affordable Broadband debuts in the Chatham Islands thanks to Wireless Nation

Posted by Shelley Grell on October 25th, 2012.

Locals welcome the arrival of Wireless Nation

Press release, 25 October 2012, Wireless Nation, Auckland, New Zealand: Internet service provider Wireless Nation has announced the launch of their wireless broadband service in the Chatham Islands. The network currently covers 25% of dwellings and businesses on the remote islands, which lie 680 kilometres east of Christchurch and have a population of 650.

For a $199+GST setup fee and monthly subscriptions starting from $45+GST, customers can access reliable broadband service. Previously, residents’ only options for internet access were an extremely slow dial-up connection or a private satellite service that comes with installation and setup costs in the thousands of dollars – putting it out of reach for the majority of islanders.

Read the coverage in IdealogComputerworld and TelcoReview.

Read the press release.

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