Benefits of fast broadbandUp one level
The roll out of ultra-fast broadband has the potential to transform New Zealand businesses. It offers opportunities to save costs, increase productivity, extend reach, and offer new products and services.
Faster broadband offers the potential to deliver healthcare in new and innovative ways.
Local government is recognised as being extremely important to the success of the ultra-fast broadband initiative. Local authorities can contribute to the initiative by recognising it as a key strategic initiative for their region.
Faster and more extensive broadband coverage is expected to bring a range of benefits to Māori communities.
The Rural Broadband Initiative has been put into place to bring significantly better broadband services to rural areas, which has lacked investment. About half the rural community can access internet services only at dial-up speed.
The government has identified schools as a key priority for connection to ultra-fast broadband.