Broadband extended to 99.8% of the population

  • 10,000 rural households and businesses
  • 365km of State Highways
  • 59 tourism areas

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi have announced that significant additional rural broadband and mobile coverage will be deployed around the country over the next four years due to the expansion of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two/Mobile Black Spots Fund (RBI2/MBSF) programme.

Click here for the press release.

For more information on this additional rural broadband and mobile coverage, see this fact sheet.

Please see the following maps showing the full planned coverage for the north and south islands under the RBI2/MBSF programmes:

Download full size versions of these maps, please click below. (note: Large file size)

North Island Coverage (54MB .pdf)
South Island Coverage (29MB .pdf)

Follow these links for more information on the RBI2 programme and the Mobile Black Spots programme