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Wireless Nation teams up with PGG Wrightson, FMG and MYOB

Wireless Nation teams up with PGG Wrightson, FMG and MYOB to provide Zero-rated Data on its Satellite Broadband network

Wireless Nation is continuing to work to bring the cost of its Satellite services down by offering zero-rated data for VoIP phone lines and partners’ websites, meaning accessing them will not count towards a customer’s data cap.

“We understand that satellite data is precious therefore zero-rated data is applied to all our Satellite Broadband connections for using your VoIP phone and accessing our partners' websites. This enables rural NZ to embrace phone, rural cloud and agri- business solutions without incurring any data usage or overage costs,” says Technical Director Tom Linn.

Initial zero-rate partners include nationwide rural supplier PGG Wrightson, leading rural insurer FMG, and accounting software and payroll solution provider MYOB.

“Making rural broadband more accessible and affordable is good for farmers and

the industry. We’ve got to find more sustainable ways to do business to ensure our

industry remains vibrant and competitive. Using technology which helps farmers be

more efficient and effective is at the centre of our thinking. Our customers will

benefit by having zero rated data to access the web tools they need across our

businesses which include, seed, grain and turf, rural supplies, livestock, real estate,

insurance, wool, training and water installation,” says Shannon Galloway, GM

Marketing, PGG Wrightson.

"FMG is right behind any initiative that will make it easier for people living in rural communities to have expanded access to data limits. We know that more and more farmers are turning to the internet to be informed and to connect with other farmers around the country - as well as with markets, suppliers and clients around the world,” says Glenn Croasdale, Head of Marketing, Communications and Digital – FMG.

“As a rural insurer which has partnered with farmers and growers for more than a hundred years we want to do what we can to help get them a better deal. That's why we commend the initiative Wireless Nation is leading. We hope this progressive thinking and partnership-approach will help reduce the data restrictions that make internet usage expensive and inhibit broader uptake."

"MYOB is dedicated to making business life easier for businesses of all kinds across New Zealand," says MYOB National Sales Manager Scott Gardiner. "We have been working with the rural sector for over 20 years, providing a range of products and services, from farm-focused accounting and add-ons, to bank feeds."

Wireless Nation teams up with PGG Wrightson, FMG and MYOB to provide Zero-rated Data on its Satellite Broadband networkPO Box 91359, Victoria Street West, Auckland, New Zealand

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"We know from our regular MYOB Business Monitor survey of the sector, that access to the internet is a key concern for New Zealand's rural industry. We believe access to the internet, and particularly cloud services, can have a transformative effect on our economy. So we are very pleased to be able to make zero-rated data available to our rural users."

Wireless Nation uses leading technology to get fast and reliable Satellite Broadband to customers. Their satellite network uses 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.

It also offers on VoIP (Voice over IP) phones, which are cheaper and more functional than a normal landline. Its Satellite network is designed to optimise their performance.

About Wireless Nation

Wireless Nation is a New Zealand based Internet Service Provider that provides fast broadband to homes and businesses throughout New Zealand. Since 2005, Wireless Nation has consistently provided fast broadband anywhere it’s needed, from apartments in Auckland’s CBD to the remote Chatham Islands. For more information, call 0800 101 143 or visit www.wirelessnation.co.nz.

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