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Rural broadband supplier signs deal with PGG Wrightson

Rural broadband supplier signs deal with PGG Wrightson

Cutting-edge ISP Wireless Nation has signed an agreement with nationwide rural supplier PGG Wrightson making it even simpler for farmers to access and pay for fast and reliable internet services.

PGG Wrightson’s 90,000 trade account holders will now be able pay for their broadband through their PGG Monthly Trade Account. They also receive a special offer on their rural broadband and VoIP phone plans.

This will see Wireless Nation’s rural internet solutions promoted through PGG Wrightson’s retail stores and on-farm technical representatives.

“We’re excited to extended our agreement with PGG Wrightson and provide all their trade account holders with access to our high-speed rural broadband solutions,” says Technical Director Tom Linn. “A fast and reliable internet connection is becoming critical for many farmers and Wireless Nation provides a cost-effective solution no matter where they are in New Zealand.

“We are seeing an increasing demand from farmers requiring fast, reliable internet to run their business so it’s fabulous to be able to offer this service to our customers. Wireless Nation is an innovative company that delivers a great customer experience,” says Shannon Galloway, GM Marketing, PGG Wrightson.

Wireless Nation is determined to bridge the digital divide and provide broadband to even the most far flung parts of New Zealand.

It offers RBI (fixed wireless), New Zealand’s leading Satellite Broadband network, and VoIP (phone services over the internet).

Their satellite network uses the latest technology and the powerful Optus Satellite, which has “hot” signal strength over New Zealand, is not prone to rain fade and is available pretty much everywhere in the country.

The ISP has recently doubled its satellite network speeds, with increased download speed of up to 10Mbps. This is much quicker than competing satellite networks, and is also comparable to standard city broadband.

This means faster web browsing, speedier downloading of email attachments, and allows video streaming in even higher quality. The extra speed comes at no extra cost and has made a big difference to Wireless Nation’s customers.

“The satellite connection is very good, latency is low which has enabled our business to use certain desktop applications we haven’t been able to before,” says PGG Wrightson member Terence Galuszka, who lives in Wainuioru and previously only had dial-up internet before switching to Wireless Nation’s Satellite Broadband. “The PGG Wrightson deal has really helped with the extra data bundle and the carry over data is a life saver.”

Wireless Nation has installers throughout the country and is well prepared for an influx of new customers.

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