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The Rural Connectivity Group meets the milestone of 100 sites signed
The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) have celebrated reaching the milestone of securing the land needed for the first 100 cell sites to be built. The team are now ahead of schedule as they roll towards providing a minimum of 400
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Rural broadband to extend
Imagine not being able to check your emails or check the weather report online. These days our expectations of being able to connect to the internet have increased. But, believe it or not – black spots still exist, particularly across
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Rural Connectivity Group provides West Coast connectivity for summer
10 January 2019 With the holiday period notorious for an increased road toll, RCG has three new roadside telecommunications solutions installed and operational in time for summer.
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RCG connecting communities in more ways than one
 18 October 2018 The Rural Connectivity Group has been meeting with landowners throughout the Wairoa District to discuss new telecommunications infrastructure that is planned for the region, and along the way has discovered many local connections to the area.
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Westland Update from the Rural Connectivity Group
28 June 2018 The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) has been busy making excellent progress in the Westland region with new mobile towers built and operational in Lake Wahapo and Haast, and plenty more underway. NZ Transport Agency contractors have also
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Haast gains mobile services as Rural Connectivity Group switched on new tower
 7 May 2018 Today marks a significant date for residents of Haast as a long-awaited new 3G mobile tower is switched on and operational – finally connecting Haast to the rest of the country’s mobile network.
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RCG Using Innovative Drone Solution
3 May 2018 The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) has been thinking outside the box and utilising an innovative drone solution when scoping out rural areas to build new cell towers.
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New Cell Tower Coming to Lake Wahapo
19 April 2018 The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) and the West Coast Regional Council are excited that new telecommunications infrastructure will soon be built near Lake Wahapo, bringing much needed mobile phone and data services to the area.
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