Weston residents and visitors to the area can now do more with their mobile devices after a recent investment by Spark into the Government’s local Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) site expanded coverage to the area.
More than $175,000 has been invested in the infrastructure needed to improve mobile network access, and speed for customers in the township, with mobile coverage expanding from Seadown Road to the south, Round Hill to the west, Windsor Road to the northwest and Devils Bridge road to the northeast.
Spark says this is all part of a broader plan to improve mobile services to the regions and rural areas of New Zealand.
“We’re giving customers in the Weston area better access to mobile services so they can do things online, faster and easier, like uploading videos and photos to social media and sharing and downloading files while out and about,” Networks general manager Colin Brown said.
“This follows a similar investment we made on the Maheno RBI site just south of Oamaru in 2013, ensuring customers can stay connected with friends and family over mobile.”
Mr Brown said as part of its plan to extend fast 4G to the regions and rural places of New Zealand over the next three years, a number of the RBI and 3G mobile sites in the area would be livened with 4G over time opening up greater opportunities for businesses in the area.