Rural and remote areas are generally more expensive for telecommunication network providers to serve than cities and suburban areas due to difficult terrain, geographical isolation and low population densities.
In order to address this problem, the Government has allocated $150 million to be invested in improving broadband and mobile coverage in rural and remote areas.
Broadband extended to 99.8% of the population
Please see the following maps showing the full planned coverage for the north and south islands under the RBI2/MBSF programmes:
28 May 2018 – RBI2/MBSF coverage and schedule announced
The deployment schedule and coverage information for RBI2 is now available on the National Broadband Map www.broadbandmap.nz
An address checker is available on the map where you can type in your address to see if and when you will receive RBI2 broadband coverage. This will show both planned and actual coverage and give an indication of the timing for planned coverage.
The company providing service in your area is listed on the Availability Report when you search your address.
Type in your address below to see if you can get RBI2 coverage: