Home internet access to support learning

We’re exploring ways to support students who currently have no home internet access.


An estimated 145,000 school students in 40,000 households currently don’t have a suitable level of internet access at home to support their learning.

Our Equitable Digital Access for Students (EDA4S) initiative is working with representatives from the telecommunications sector, including the school internet service provider Network for Learning (N4L), schools and community trusts to co-create ways we can help these students.

As part of this initiative we’re involved in a number of pilots aimed at giving more students access to the internet at home such as:

  • Rata Street School in Lower Hutt
  • Haeata Community Campus in eastern Christchurch, and
  • in Murupara Area School in the Bay of Plenty, 1 of the 7 schools in the Te Aka Toitu trust.

Read more about the pilots aimed at giving more students access to the internet at home:

Haeata students now online at home after school pilot goes live(external link)

Hutt Pilot extends home internet programme(external link)

Murupara Area School students get home access for learning(external link)

If you’re interested in setting up a project to provide home internet access to your students, read this starter guide. It’s based on the journey of Haeata Community Campus ConnectED project, which provided home internet access for a number of students in Aranui, Christchurch.

Starting your project for home internet access for students

If your aim is to support your community to get internet access then the digital hubs policy may be the option for you.

Enabling home internet access for your community

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