Connect

to faster, safer internet

We provide fully funded internet for all state and state-integrated schools and kura across Aotearoa.

Our faster, safer internet includes uncapped data – meaning schools can use as much as they need. We also provide a secure Wi-Fi connection throughout the kura.

We design a network based on your school’s needs, actively manage the connection, and continue to develop new ways to make it safer and more secure.

With reliable internet, teachers can focus on teaching, and ākonga can access more ways to learn.

Fully funded

for all state and state-integrated schools and kura

850,000+

network users

2,450+

New Zealand schools & kura connected

Upgrade your school’s Wi-Fi

As part of the Ministry of Education’s Te Mana Tūhono programme, we’re working to upgrade school network equipment across Aotearoa to ensure a safer, more seamless Wi-Fi experience for ākonga. We’ll contact your school before the process begins and support you through each phase of the upgrade.

Equipment Support

 

When your current network equipment licences are approaching expiry, we step in to renew them and provide warranty support until you receive your new equipment.

Equipment Replacement

 

We work with you to design your school’s network, order the required equipment and then install the next-generation wireless technology.

Secure Access

 

We ensure every user and device accessing your network is authorised to do so, making your school’s Wi-Fi more secure and giving you more control.

Providing quality learning environments for our tamariki

We’re proud to support the Ministry of Education with the installation of Internal Environment Monitoring (IEM) devices to certain schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and have appointed Aotea Communications Ltd to complete the installations. 

The service is fully funded by the Ministry, so there is no cost to schools having the devices installed. IEM devices measure acoustics, lighting, thermal comfort and indoor air quality, including CO2 levels, which are all contributors to better educational outcomes. The devices are installed in suitable locations throughout the school with the intent that they will be permanently allocated to each school.

IEM devices will also help schools to understand ventilation requirements. Good ventilation is essential in a school environment. Along with testing, vaccination, good hygiene and physical distancing, good ventilation is important in minimising the risk of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Monitoring CO2 levels is particularly important as any rise has direct correlation to the impact of COVID-19 at a school, particularly at larger schools, which are more impacted by COVID due to the number of students and teachers in various learning spaces.

Some newer IEM devices have LCD screens, which will provide real time data for certain schools. However, in general, the data collected from these devices will be used by the Ministry to assess how school property is performing and supporting education outcomes (includes the physical asset, the internal environment and how efficiently the school operates), and to inform property planning.  The Ministry will also use the data to identify trends, inform more effective business decisions, and help meet the Government’s target of quality learning environments by 2030. 

For more information please visit the Ministry’s website. If you have any questions, please contact your School Property Adviser – if you are unsure who this is, click here. We’ve also put together some FAQs, which you may find useful.

Digital inclusion

Thousands of students in Aotearoa are living without home internet access. Alongside the Ministry of Education, we have been piloting ways for ākonga to learn from home with their whānau. Learn more.

Supporting NCEA Online

This year we’ve partnered again with NZQA to offer schools free Network Assurance Checks. These checks make sure school networks are fit for purpose so ākonga can have a positive online exam experience.
    Customer stories

    Bringing the world to our children

    When this small rural school upgraded their Wi-Fi network, they were able to bring the world to the children and open up learning possibilities. Find out how we helped give them a safer and more seamless network. Watch Windwhistle School’s story here.

    9 months without internet at Home!

    Not all students have access to the internet at home. With our help, students at a Bay of Plenty school were able to continue with learning at home during the COVID outbreak. Watch Te Akau ki Papamoa School’s story here.

    Seamless connectivity for teachers & students

    Students expect to have access to online content wherever they are in the school, but in a large College, it’s not always easy. Watch Long Bay College’s story here.

    Next up: Learn what we do to protect ākonga from the worst of the web