Community Wireless Trust

At the crossroads of Digital Development and Philanthropy

The Community Wireless Trust works with local schools and communities to bring Fibre Broadband to the community via wireless connectivity. The profits from service subscriptions go back into the community to support School BYOD and Digital Development projects identified by your community.

A current trial project is underway in Waimate, Canterbury, with the generous support of 2Degrees Broadband and InternetNZ. Community access to the fibre is provided by wireless backhaul from the Waimate Silos, allowing subscribers a direct point to point link to the high speed fibre.

Access to the fibre will allow students across the district, access to Project Based Learning Initiatives, such as Digital Stewardship, Business Administration, Management and anything else that aids in a communities digital development..

CWT is not just about digital connectivity, its about community, knowledge sharing and development of information resources that enable communities to thrive. CWT aims to help and encourage communities to create and maintain a sustainable environment in which they have chosen to live. We hope that some of these initiatives will encourage social interaction amongst communities to shift small and rural community dynamics:

From To
Isolation Collaboration & Support
Observation Participation & Contribution
Disempowered Empowerment
Survival Thriving

Fibre plans to support your Community!

One Choice Campaign

The One Choice campaign has started and we are going to slowly build on this One Choice Theme where people… Read More

New learning space for Waimate High School

Louise Upston 2 JUNE, 2017 New learning space for Waimate High School Associate Minister of Education Louise Upston today opened… Read More

Waimate Community Wireless Trust looks to expand nationwide

Fairlie could be the next town to benefit from a wireless fibre internet project, which could be duplicated across the… Read More

Trust Management Team
Community Wireless
Brian Williams


Business Owner - Timber Frame Consultants Ltd. Passionate about family and community. Good communicator.

Community Wireless
Matt Hampton

Operations Manager - Trustee

Business Owner - Get Talking NZ Ltd, Entrepreneur and Trustee for CWT. Driven, focused, communicator, enjoys life!

Community Wireless
Richard O'Hanlon


Community focussed, Driven, Entrepreneur, Business Owner - U4 Ltd. Good Communicator. Loves family!

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