For many, having an internet connection at home is seen as a luxury item when there is a long list of other expenses that are more of a priority. Access to an internet connection at home is a vital component of helping people stay connected, whether this is being socially connected or being able to interact with services such as government agencies, online banking , online shopping and bill paying.
The New Zealand government published The Digital Blueprint which aimed to address digital exclusion by introducing various initiatives as a starting point to creating a digitally included country. In response to the need for removing the financial barrier to having an internet connection at home Skinny Jump provides a solution which offers:
You will probably be eligible for this product if you don’t currently have an internet connection at home due to cost and one or more of the following situations sounds like you: