Network for Learning named New Zealand’s Broadband Provider of the Year
N4L’s work with schools a winner at Broadband Awards
Network for Learning (N4L) took home the supreme award at the NZ Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards, being named New
Zealand’s "Broadband Provider of the Year" for its work with schools.
The Crown company provides more than 2,450 state schools including kura smart and safer internet services for learning
via its ‘Managed Network,’ which is used by more than 821,000-plus students and teachers.
The Broadband Provider of the Year was selected from the winners of eight other categories at an awards ceremony last
night celebrating the very best of New Zealand’s broadband industry, where N4L was also named the Best Specialist
Commenting on the supreme win, the judges said: “Network for Learning stood out as being an exceptional offering
servicing a vital need, driving real value for educational institutions and their surrounding communities.”
“The company is ahead of the pack with its focused offer and is driving real value for schools by removing data
bottlenecks that help kids learn at school. The company should be commended for its collaborative working models
addressing the needs of underserved families through its pilots that extend safe internet into the home.”
Some of the hard-working N4L team at the annual Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards.
In addition to fully supported uncapped internet services, N4L’s connection packages come with network security and web
filtering services to boost schools’ protection against online threats.
The national scope and design of the Managed Network is the largest of its kind in New Zealand and uses the
infrastructure of more than 13 local fibre providers and 12 ICT companies to reach and serve the 99% of schools across
“We are absolutely humbled by this award. It’s the outstanding partnerships we have with the local fibre and technology
companies – and with Fortinet, Spark and the Ministry of Education – that make today’s achievement possible. And of
course it’s also thanks to the work of our amazing team at N4L, who are super motivated to get to work each day to do
the best we can for the young people of Aotearoa.
N4L recently surveyed its schools, with 97% of respondents indicating they are satisfied or highly satisfied with the
service from N4L.
Mr Moore says: “Getting this level of response from our customers, and being named NZ’s Broadband Provider of the Year
are amazing achievements, and I’d like to thank my incredible team for their dedication and teamwork.”