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Spark Jump’s in 17 more libraries

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We’re delighted to announce Spark Jump is now available in 17 more towns, with 26 more in the pipeline! Now many more families have access to affordable pre-pay wireless broadband so their children can keep up with the digital skills necessary in today’s world.

Spark Jump now available in Horowhenua & Grey Districts

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Spark and 20/20 have made Spark Jump pre-pay subsidised broadband available in Horowhenua & Grey District enabling more students with the digital skills they need today. Local libraries will run workshops to help participating families set up and manage their Spark Jump internet connections.

Spark Jump now available in Pukekohe & Te Puke

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Spark and 20/20 have made Spark Jump pre-pay subsidised broadband available in Pukekohe and Te Puke, enabling more students to keep up with digital skills necessary for today. Local libraries and community trusts will run workshops to help participating families set up and manage their Spark Jump internet connections.

Four Nelson-Tasman libraries now offer affordable Spark Jump internet

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Today Spark Foundation and 20/20 Trust announced Spark Jump pre-pay subsidised broadband is available to more families in the Nelson-Tasman region, enabling more students to keep up with digital skills necessary for today. Libraries in Nelson, Richmond, Motueka and Takaka will help families set up and manage their Spark Jump internet connections.

Spark Jump bridges ‘Digital Divide’ in Dargaville

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Today Spark Foundation and 20/20 Trust have announced that Spark Jump pre-pay subsidised broadband is available to more families in Dargaville through Te Roroa Learning Assistance and the Dargaville Public Library, enabling more students to keep up with the digital skills necessary for today.

Spark Jump too good to be true?

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Wairarapa Times-Age 5th February  2018: If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But that’s not the case with an offer of heavily discounted internet for Wairarapa families battling the digital divide.

Masterton District Library digital services manager Paul Greville is conducting ‘Spark Jump’ sessions at the library, a free programme which sets people up with a 4G free-loan router pre-loaded with 30GB/30 days of free data; it’s for families in low-income communities with children under 18 who don’t have a broadband connection at home.

Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Hutt City

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Spark Jump subsidised broadband is now available in Lower Hutt thanks to a collaboration with ACTS Institute and the Spark Foundation.

Spark Jump is for families with children up to the age of 18 who do not currently have a broadband connection at home and have suitable 4G coverage.

Spark Jump broadband now in Kaiapoi and Rangiora libraries

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Spark Jump subsidised broadband is available in Kaiapoi and Rangiora thanks to a collaboration with Waimakariri Libraries and the Spark Foundation.

Spark Jump is for families with children up to the age of 18 who do not currently have a broadband connection at home and have suitable 4G coverage.

Boost your computer skills

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Te Puke’s Pat Govan admits she used to be wary of using her computer — but not now.

After taking advantage of the free Stepping UP computer courses offered by Te Puke Library earlier this year she is using it more and more.

Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Manukau

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Spark and 20/20 announce subsidised pre-pay broadband is now available in Manukau through Manukau City Baptist Church so that more children can develop the digital skills necessary for today.

Spark Jump is for families with children up to the age of 18 who do not currently have a broadband connection at home and have suitable 4G coverage.