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Wanna invests in high-speed net for Te Uku

Waikato internet service provider Wanna Internet is investing in its high-speed network to reach residents and businesses in the Te Uku area.

Wanna Internet managing director Jason Brand says the company’s time frame to have the infrastructure operational is the end of this month.

“Our intention is to cover as many Te Uku properties as possible, with a further expansion into Waitetuna area later in the year.”

He says the company is continually investing in its network and increasing its coverage.

Wanna Internet has been supplying Raglan residents and businesses with ultra-fast internet and phone services for over five years.

“We brought ultra-fast internet to Raglan well before the Government programmes started to roll out ultra-fast broadbands to parts of New Zealand.”

Jason says the technology used by Wanna Internet is different to that of mobile operators, so it uses its own infrastructure.

Vodafone is currently building a new tower in Matakotea Rd, Te Uku, to improve its mobile and broadband coverage around Raglan, as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative. It is also due to go live this month.

“We believe that people should have a choice of providers and we pride ourselves on giving them that choice. We build high quality networks to give people the best experience and then back that up with our service and support.

“What we are providing is an equivalent of ultra-fast fibre but we do that over wireless technology – that technology allows us to provide reliable and fast internet and phone services to our customers.

“We believe everyone should have access to quality internet and excellent service and support. Where our internal funding can achieve this, we invest into those communities.”

Jason says the company builds partnerships with landowners and schools to achieve its network expansion.

“We would like to thank those in Te Uku who are working with us to make this expansion a reality. Without the local community supporting us we cannot bring our services to the area.

Wanna Internet were finalists for customer service awards (in Raglan and Te Awamutu) recently in the 2015 Waipa Business Awards.

“We are very proud of that.”

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