New Zealand has a widening digital divide, the country-wide lockdown and our population’s reliance on technology and connectivity only exacerbating it. For our telco industry, it provided an opportunity for key players to reflect on market practices, and evaluate current methods of policy making, funding and rollout practices.
Motu has worked for the last three years to evaluate the impact of ultra-fast broadband on New Zealanders. Arthur Grimes of Motu shares these findings in this panel along with leading telecommunications experts to encourage discussion around connectivity for all.
Huawei NZ, Motu, Maori Spectrum Commission and TUANZ come together in this interesting Techweek panel to discuss New Zealand’s telecommunications industry and how to combat our nation’s digital divide.
They’ll unpack how the digital divide, path dependence, economic history, and inequality have impacted the rollout of the country’s broadband, what’s been done so far to combat the divide, and muse on future regulatory considerations and the what the impact of innovation can have on levelling the playing field.
You can drop into this event at any time.
Professor in the Chair of Wellbeing and Public Policy at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Government, and Chair of the Hugo Group. Arthur’s current research focuses on urban economics (including housing and infrastructure), and the economics of wellbeing and public policy.
Antony has worked in the ICT sector for more than 20 years, both in the government and private sectors, on diverse projects, including, with government ministries in finance, health and education