As a follow up to last years report, and in light of recent developments, the New Zealand Institute has released a report entitled “Assesing New Zealand’s current broadband path: The need for change”.

As is to be expected, the key points are that;

New Zealand faces a strategic choice that must be made soon between:

  • the status quo which has New Zealand relying on Telecom for fibre investment
  • a more proactive role that involves creating a new regulatory and funding model for more rapid roll out of fibre infrastructure

Our recommendation is that the New Zealand government move rapidly to create a new regulatory and funding model for rapid roll out of fibre infrastructure.

At first blush it seems that NZI is avoiding laying blame anywhere but rather looking towards the ideal future. The full report can be downloaded here.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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