Rural Broadband

Welcome to our Broadband Blog, made by rural Kiwis for rural Kiwis. If you are living rurally, on a farm, or in remote parts of New Zealand, there are many broadband technology options available. Navigate our rural broadband blog to find out more about the latest evolutions in rural internet technology and discover the best option for you.

14 Common Internet Terms Everyone Should Know
14 Common Internet Terms Everyone Should Know

August 10th, 2021

Find Internet jargon a bit much sometimes? We’re here to break down the nitty gritty terms in a way that even your grandma could understand. Take 5 mins to read our jargon buster below and see how many you actually know. You might be surprised at what you learn.

9 Reasons to Get Internet on Your Farm
9 Reasons to Get Internet on Your Farm

July 23rd, 2021

Can you get the internet on your farm? Fast, reliable Internet is no longer a luxury for New Zealand farmers; it is an absolute necessity in this digital age. Being part of Rural New Zealand, doesn’t mean you can’t get decent broadband.

Rural Internet for the Unconnected Farmer
Rural Internet for the Unconnected Farmer

June 14th, 2021

Last year, 50% of dairy farmers surveyed in the Dairy NZ ‘View from the Cow Shed’ survey still didn’t have access to broadband. 50%! For 50% of dairy farmers, the simple act of ordering online is anything but simple.

Get an Internet Connection in the Middle of Nowhere
Get an Internet Connection in the Middle of Nowhere

May 17th, 2021

Can I get the internet where I am? It’s a common question that a whole bunch of Kiwi’s who live in the middle of nowhere ask. Odds are, if you have found this blog, then you’ve got some internet concerns. The good news is we can help.

Starlink New Zealand - What Does it Mean for Rural NZ?
Starlink New Zealand - What Does it Mean for Rural NZ?

March 29th, 2021

With Starlink entering beta testing stage in New Zealand, we want to shed some light on where we see Starlink fitting into the local ISP scene. At Gravity, we are ‘satellite agnostic’.

Four Internet Myths Fooling Rural New Zealand
Four Internet Myths Fooling Rural New Zealand

February 17th, 2021

Myth One: Rural Internet Speeds are Slow and Barely UseableBUSTED: People living in rural New Zealand now have access to high speed internet

Most people, especially those in the cities, think they need far more internet speed than they actually do.

Guide to All The Aerials On Your Roof
Guide to All The Aerials On Your Roof

November 13th, 2020

Have you ever looked up at your roof and wondered what the heck is actually up there? Take a gander at any Kiwi rooftop and you'll spot a bunch of spiky aerials, metallic dishes, and maybe even that old tennis ball from last summer’s backyard cricket game.