Rural Broadband

This is copied and pasted from the Farming Mums NZ facebook groups – so if you’re a rural lady head along that way and click the links to complete the survey!

Hey Farming Mums – rural broadband is such a hot topic and after discussions today I have had a pointed conversation with some key contacts in the rural broadband market to say ‘Guys, this is not good enough, what are you going to do to get this sorted!’

As you know people listen to factual statistics and to help we need to give them some material to work with to fix the problem.

So if you are frustrated help direct it with answering three questions in this survey I have quickly made up so I have ‘amo’ to help crusade this. I have an invested interest in this issue & am passionate about it!

The objective of this survey is to get the players in the rural broadband market to appreciate the size of the problem whether it is because you simply can’t get broadband or if its an education problem to what options are available.

With the address information, our industry contacts will access the internal Chorus database & also have access to the cell tower rollout and the small local operators in your areas availability information to check what you can get now & what you maybe able to get in the next 6-12 months – or even clever ways to get it that isn’t on a ‘plan’!!

I have been told with 100 address points and the statistics from this we can get from this short survey, we can make some headway with the right people.


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  1. Hi all
    Michelle Thompson here, Chief Executive of the Rural Health Alliance NZ (RHAANZ). Poor rural connectivity drives many of us nuts on a daily basis. To this end, we’re holding a Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellington on 28 May 2015. The purpose of this day is to provide advice to Govt on how they should best spend the new $150M set aside for rural broadband (RBI2) and mobile blackspots programmes. This is a wonderful opportunity we have before us and we need as many rural telecommunications users involved as possible. It would be wonderful if we could have a Farming Mum (or two) as part of the discussions on 28 May. Flyer and draft programme attached, along with my contact details in case any one wants to get in touch.…/…/2015/04/RHA-54182-Flyer_3.0.pdf

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