Crystal Digital Hub Web site

The state of play (Jan 2017)
Government policy is to have 99% of users covered by ultrafast broadband (called RBI) by 2025.
This esential is a celler service with speeds guanteed in the 5mb to 15mb range ... but could be more.
Parts of Golden Bay are already serviced by this service (RBI) often rebranded as Vodafone or Farmsides RBI service.

Where is the RBI2 initiave up to- status

However ... you may be the select few who have not got this service or does not suit your needs then there are alternatives.

You could wait until the service arrives (see RBI version 2 below)
You could put in your own private service (see Crystal, KaitunaNET, Digital Hubs, WearDigitalNZ etc below)
If you want some background on how this all works try having a look here.

Links and references

Reference Link Description
MoE Digital Hub paper Paper download MoE policy and guidelines
2020 Trust paper Paper download A follow up paper to the MoE.
Manaiakalani Cluster Interface magazine Point England community leasing and Internet support. (operational for a number of years)
The CAS Project CASproject Rolling out a from school to a home/business using the digital hub concept. (on hold)
Crystal/Community wireless link Crystal Facebook Crystal's link from CAS (operational)
KaitunaNET KaitunaNET Kaitunas' private network (Rockville-Aorere) (operational)
Waimate "Community Wireless Trust" Waimate Waimate Community wireless project (Building phase)
Nelson's digital plan Wearedigitalnz Contact TDC's Digital project to see what commercial and other options available. (active)
Have look at the projects link to see what else is happening.

Digital Hub Projects

Project sponsor School group Project Schools Link
Local Community Crystal/Loop (no action as yet) Collingwood Local link
Local Community Crystal/Loop (no action as yet) St Arnaud  
2020 Communication Trust 2020 Trust 2020 Trust Kaingaroa Forest  
2020 Communication Trust 2020 Trust 2020 Trust Umawera School  
Waimate "Community Wireless Trust" Waimate Waimate Community wireless project (Building phase)

RBI Version 2
(Closing the blackholes and filling in the gaps Contracts now being let- waiting for coverage information)

Reference Link Description
RBI - phase 2 Policy papers RFI- district UFB - support Black spot, UFB2 - registration of Interest.
RBI - phase 2 Policy papers RFI- district UFB - supply Black spot, UFB2 - registration of Interest.
RBI - phase 2 Policy papers Webinar Powerpoint Webinar Powerpoint
RBI - phase 2 Policy papers Webinar notes Webinar notes from presenters
RBI - phase 2 Policy papers ROI application guidelines ROI application guidelines