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Rural rugby fans wanting to live stream the Rugby World Cup need to check their broadband now

The Rugby World Cup doesn't start until September but rural rugby fans are being advised to check out their broadband now if they want to live stream the games.   

While the All Blacks' games will be shown delayed on TV One, Spark will be live streaming all games.     

Coastal Rugby Club chairman Brent Davies said PrimoWireless had just installed broadband in the clubrooms so they could live stream their own games. And it should be adequate for live streaming the Rugby World Cup.  

Read the full Daily News article here.

 


Live-streaming Rugby World Cup: Players of the sport among many in the dark

Four months out from the Rugby World Cup confusion reigns in parts of rugby heartland over where to watch the matches and what technology to use.

Broadcast rights holder Spark is streaming all 48 games live over the internet. Despite a few hiccups already, it says come kickoff it will be all systems go, but some punters don't seem to have got the memo.

Read the full article here.

 


RNZ Audio Feature about RWC2019 Streaming

"Four months out from the Rugby World Cup confusion reigns in parts of rugby heartland over where to watch the matches and what technology to use. Broadcast rights holder, Spark, is streaming all 48 games live over the internet. Despite a few hiccups already, it says come kickoff it will be all systems go, but some punters don't seem to have got the memo."

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin interviews our own Primo Radio Star, Kelly Ellis.

Listen to the full feature here.

 


PrimoWireless has again been awarded funding for areas in Taranaki.

PrimoWireless’ Managing Director Matthew Harrison and Operations Manager/Shareholder Jason Holton welcome today’s announcement from Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones, and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi, regarding the expansion of the RBI2 programme.

Following on from the RBI2 announcement in 2017 this additional investment will take coverage to 99.8% of NZ’s population.

The expansion of the current RBI2 programme will enable PrimoWireless to deliver enhanced broadband services to more rural communities.  In addition to the increased coverage, our core network will receive significant upgrades to improve connection speeds and network resilience for our existing customers.

The additional coverage will roll out over the next four years with completion in 2023 alongside the current build schedule which is due for completion in 2021.

“Further investment in the RBI2 programme means that we can move faster to expand the network in areas where we had planned to fill the gaps”, said Jason Holton, “PrimoWireless’ broadband services provide fast reliable connectivity and support’s Taranaki’s regional economic growth, across both rural and urban sectors.”

“Taranaki businesses are able to compete on a global stage in the digital age” he added.

Matthew Harrison agrees “When I first started PrimoWireless over 12 years ago, my dream was to Connect Taranaki’s remotest corners, this additional funding brings forward this goal and we look forward to working with CIP in delivering faster broadband to those communities”.

PrimoWireless, named NZ’s Best Rural Broadband Provider (Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards 2018), has great local knowledge of its communities and provides a high-class service to many rural households who would otherwise be without broadband coverage.

 


Primowireless, Winner Of The Best Rural Service Provider at The 2018 Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.

PrimoWireless voted Best Rural Service Provider at the 2018 Broadband Compare TUANZ awards 2018.

PrimoWireless showcased technology and innovation as the fundamental underpinnings of their service and as a rural specialist their entry also demonstrated a great investment in their community.

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Our Hunter Gatherer Kelly, appears a a guest on the Access Radio, Girl Friday show.

Talking about the recent Wi-DmystiFIed camp, connectivity in Whangamomona, community sponsorships, and other Primo stuff.

Take a listen here.

 


Started With Fireworks And Never Looked Back

PrimoWireless seems to be everywhere in Taranaki. Maybe it’s the utes carrying the distinctive multi-coloured logo, symbolising the fireworks that quite literally marked the start of the business. Maybe it’s the way founder Matthew Harrison, a larger than life personality, stands out in a crowd.

Read the full article here: PrimoWireless – A WISP profile by Ernie Newman. - Source: wispa.nz

 


Closing Taranaki's Digital Divide PrimoWireless Mixes Fibre and Wireless

Fibre is making Taranaki’s rural wireless internet service run much better. It can reach deeper into rural areas it couldn’t get to before.

Regional wireless internet service provider PrimoWireless has used fibre for four or five years now, to improve internet speeds and reliability for its rural customers. Fibre also extends its network into those deep rural pockets even satellite can’t reach.

Read the full article here: Closing Taranaki Digital Divide PrimoWireless Mixes Fibre and Wireless - Source: The Download