Great targets for rural broadband

Amy Adams announced:

Recognising the ever-increasing demand for high-speed across New Zealand, and its importance to regional growth, the Government has today announced a bold new connectivity target for areas outside the UFB footprint.

Under this target virtually all New Zealanders, regardless of where they live or work, will be able to access broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps by 2025, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced. …

By 2025, the Government’s vision would see:

  • 99 per cent of New Zealanders able to access broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps (up from 97.8 per cent getting at least 5 Mbps under RBI)

  • The remaining 1 per cent able to access to 10 Mbps (up from dial up or non-existent speeds).

This will be greatly welcomed by those outside the areas where fibre is being laid. Let’s look forward to the death of the last dial up account!

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