Yesterday, I was surprised as my mobile rang in Ahuroa valley. I am on 2 degrees which has a shared deal with Vodafone. The signal was strong; almost maximum bars so expect the new cell tower is now operational. During the installation I have been in touch with Caitlin Metz of Vodafone, Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) who have the government contract to rollout rural cell towers. Caitlin said that all service providers can install their equipment on the tower since it is RBI funded and that both Vodafone and Spark had applied.
I suspect Spark will be up and going very shortly if not already.
Glen Ashton – firstname.lastname@example.org