A guest post from the unreasonablemen.net
I can’t help but comment on the hugely underwhelming version 2 of the digital strategy. As reported in the dominion post, the minster believes we are at no risk of having “inspiration fatigue”. I’d tend to agree….
For those who missed it, the article is here.
* 80 percent of households will have 20 megabit per second broadband connections.
* “Open access” fibre networks will be operating in at least 15 cities.
* Fewer than 5 percent of household computers should be infected with computer viruses or malware.
* Three-quarters of advertised ICT job vacancies should be filled, up from just over half last year.
* Teleworking will cut the number of commutes to work by car by 5 percent
Just how this is going to benefit us economically is left out. Cunliffe does think that the massive investments going into making fast broadband available will be used though.
“Just ask any young New Zealander if they are fatigued by the digital world and they will say, ‘Can I get another 20 megabits of bandwidth, Dad, and get out of my way because I want to talk to my friends on Facebook’.”
Coincidently Alan Freeth came out today with a much more pragmatic view of what all this fast internet will be used for….
the main result of faster broadband links to the home may be more downloads of pornography and movies rather than improvements to productivity
Until we build support multinational digital businesses i’d have to agree. This to me is the bit lacking in the digital strategy, where is the money going to come from