What are my rural broadband options?
If you have used our broadband checker and discovered that fibre isn’t available or planned in your area, Chorus is able to extend its fibre network to reach individual homes, business farms and communities. Please click here for more information. If you’re subdividing or building multiple new dwellings, then please see our information for new property developments.
If fibre is unavailable, and you live within 6km from our exchange or cabinet, we can deliver broadband services through the existing copper network. The closer you are to the cabinet the faster the service - if you are close to one of our fibre-fed cabinets you could get speeds over 100Mbps.
If your property hasn’t benefited from improvements under the RBI programme, or if you’re unhappy with your broadband or cannot access broadband at all, then you could:
- see if you can access Vodafone’s RBI fixed wireless broadband service
- Google your region’s wireless broadband providers who may be able to help
- consider a satellite broadband service like Farmside or Wireless Nation
- work with your local community to identify opportunities created by the fibre connection to the local school in your area