First published Tuesday 16th March 2010 10:07am
Last updated Tuesday 16th March 2010 10:07am

This year has started with a real rush for Lightwire. Thanks to everyone who has started using Lightwire so soon. In fact, the rate at which you have all started using Lightwire has caught us a little by surprise. As such, you may have noticed that during peak times Lightwire has got a bit slower to use than we would like.

We are busy working with our upstream international bandwidth supplier to increase how much traffic we can access from Lightwire. We hope this upgrade will be in place in the next week or so. In the mean time, please accept our apologies. We'll make sure once the new bandwidth is in place that we have some interesting new specials to help thank you for your patience.

Also, the international bandwidth restriction should not ever effect the performance of the Lightwire website, University of Waikato content or most New Zealand locations. If you are seeing issues connecting to these sites, the problem lies in the University network that you use to connect to Lightwire. Please feel free to contact the Lightwire team via twitter, facebook, e-mail or phone to report these access problems and we will work with ITS to ensure that they are corrected if possible.