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6th April 2021 New $11.5M Telecommunications Network Confirmed for Chatham Islands Crown Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have confirmed that the Chatham Islands will receive a new 4G wireless telecommunications network under the government’s Rural Broadband Initiative Phase 2 (RBI2) and Provincial
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26 February 2021 RCG liven 200 sites marking significant progress in the build of the new cellular network that’s getting rural New Zealanders connected.   The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) has livened their 200th site under the government funded Rural
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12 February 2021 Chorus and the Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) are pleased to announce that the first West Coast fibre enabled cell site, called Fox West, has gone live. Located along the Haast Highway 8kms west of Fox Glacier township,
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Thursday 11 June 2020 RCG liven 100 sites during Covid-19 keeping rural New Zealanders connected.   On Thursday 11 June 2020 the Honourable Kris Faafoi, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister marked RCG’s 100th site live during a ribbon cutting event
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The RCG Liven 27 additional sites across rural New Zealand connecting thousands of households and providing new mobile coverage across the State Highway network. As New Zealand continues to ‘stay home’ in our fight against Covid-19, the importance of the
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Long awaited mobile broadband coverage has now been switched on at the popular TECT Park in the Western Bay of Plenty. The move ensures that the more than 30,000 visitors, thrill seekers and outdoor adventurers can rely on seamless connectivity
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The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) and Chorus have agreed that Chorus will play a key role in providing backhaul fibre to new mobile sites scheduled to be built under the RBI2 initiative. Scalable backhaul is a critical component for the
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The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) together with its partners Spark, Vodafone and  2degrees have announced that new rural broadband and mobile services are now live into twenty new rural locations across New Zealand. These new sites will provide high speed
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The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) joined Wireless Internet Service Providers onsite at the 2019 WISPA Conference in Wellington, where the co-location of mobile services was the talk of the day. Interest from WISPs is increasing as many operators are looking
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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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