News in today that a report out by the OECD shows that NZ languishes way down on the OECD ranking of both uptake of broadband and broadband speeds available.

We ranked 22nd out of the 30 developed countries in terms of fastest consumer broadband speed offered, and 22nd in terms of broadband uptake per head of population.

These stats will come as no surprise to those of us that watch, and bemoan, these things. But it should be noticed by central government who needs to realise the incumbent duopoly doesn’t have an incentive to change the status quo. It’s going to take Government funded infrastructure to bridge this particular chasm.

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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  • I can understand Australia being behind the eightball (although I don’t like it), because of the vast distances involved. Here’s a chance though for New Zealand to trump the Aussies and get on with it.

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