| Latest Rural News | Tuesday April 17 2012 10:56
Rural schools, and small town libraries and hospitals will be among the facilities to benefit from the latest broadband rollout.
57 remote schools and 193 provincial schools are included in the latest Rural Broadband Initiative contracts.
Haast, Stewart Island and Great Barrier Island schools will be among them, and the government says that will allow them to break down the barriers imposed by distance and isolation.
As well, 183 rural public libraries will benefit, from places including Hokitika to Winton.
And 37 rural hospitals and health centres are included in the roll out, in placed including Balclutha, Dargaville, Reefton, Thames and Stratford.
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