Spark welcomes next phase of RBI

Spark New Zealand today welcomed the decision by Communications Minister Amy Adams to seek proposals to extend the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI).

Spark GM Regulation John Wesley-Smith said, “We welcome this decision, and we're looking forward to working our way through the details and working with Government, community stakeholders and other telecommunications network operators to identify how the Government's RBI and Mobile Black Spot Fund can be best directed to improve ultra-fast broadband availability in rural New Zealand.”

A Request for Proposals has been issued to extend the RBI and provide mobile coverage to black spots on state highways and in tourist areas. 

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