Assessing NZ's Current Broadband Path
NZ Institute: Assessing NZ's Current Broadband Path
The New Zealand Institute has today released a further presentation in its research project on broadband. This presentation, ‘Assessing New Zealand's current broadband path: The need for change’, examines the extent to which New Zealand's current broadband path will deliver against the Institute's proposed aspiration of fibre to the premises to 75% of the population within a decade.
The presentation finds that the current pathway, in terms of proposed investments in the fibre access network, is insufficient because progress is too slow and there are weak incentives for the dominant investor to invest rapidly and at scale. A new funding and regulatory model is required.