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Farmers Don’t Have to Wait for Rural Broadband

Farmers Don’t Have to Wait for Rural Broadband

Farmers who want to harness rapid advancements in agricultural technology don’t have to wait for rural broadband to reach their property, with internet service provider Wireless Nation working with PGG Wrightson to make slow and unreliable rural internet a thing of the past.

Wireless Nation has already been receiving positive feedback from rural customers since it started rolling out satellite broadband through the Optus satellite network, earlier this year.

Paul Sheridan, Vice President, Optus Satellite, says, “We operate dedicated transponders on our D2 satellite that provide very good line-of-sight to New Zealand’s landmass. This means that Wireless Nation can be confident in the delivery of quality broadband services to their customers regardless of where they are based.”

Paired with worldwide leader Gilat Satellite Networks’ satellite technology, Wireless Nation provides New Zealand’s leading satellite broadband network, which is faster, more reliable, and has greater coverage than competing networks.

Wireless Nation is working with nationwide rural supplier PGG Wrightson to make it even easier for farmers and rural businesses to get broadband anywhere they need it. As part of PGG Wrightson’s Rewards programme, account holders receive an exclusive special deal on Wireless Nation’s satellite and fixed wireless (Rural Broadband Initiative) broadband plans, which can be charged to their PGG Wrightson Rewards Card.

Wireless Nation’s rural broadband solutions will be promoted through PGG Wrightson’s retail outlets and on-farm technical field representatives.

“We know how important fast, reliable internet is to farmers running their business. We also know farmers don’t want to have to spend time trying to work out plans and gigs or worry about getting caught with penalties and hooks. It’s been great dealing with Wireless Nation – they are keen to make the process simple and jargon free,” says Shannon Galloway, GM Marketing, PGG Wrightson.

“We’re excited about the relationship with PGG Wrightson and the opportunity to provide their account holders, regardless of where they live, a fast consistent internet connection,” says Tom Linn, Wireless Nation’s Technical Director. “Additionally we offer bespoke solutions to provide coverage to large farms or particularly remote areas, like we’ve done on the Chatham Islands.”

Wireless Nation also offers RBI fixed wireless broadband to those who are in the Rural Broadband Initiative coverage area, but says farmers who aren’t do not have to wait.

It’s prepared for the influx of PGG Wrightson customers with the appointment of its new National Installation Manager.

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