Cheap Broadband for Some Families

April 7, 2018

Horowhenua families with children up to the age of 18 may be eligible for a subsidised broadband service.

Spark Foundation and the 20/20 Trust are offering families with kids up to 18-years-old in Levin, Foxton and Shannon, who do not currently have a broadband connection at home and have suitable 4G coverage, the subsidised broadband.


The service is available through Libraries Horowhenua and will allow more students to keep up with the digital skills. 


As classroom learning goes digital, students without broadband at home are at risk of being left behind.


Spark Jump enables more children to go online outside of classroom hours and get on the right side of the Digital Divide. 


The families will receive a modem and a wireless broadband connection and pay $10 for 30GB with no fixed term contract. 


As a pre-pay service, the modem can be topped up at any time in the same way as pre-pay mobile phones. 


The local library will help families set up and manage their Spark Jump internet connections.


Interested families should contact the library to enquire when Spark Jump sessions are being held. 




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