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Anderton launches new broadband in Marlborough

Anderton launches new broadband for schools in Marlborough

Jim Anderton, Minister of Economic Development, launched a new broadband service for schools today at Fairhall / Omaka Community Hall, Marlborough.

The launch is the Marlborough component of the Nelson-Marlborough-Tasman Project PROBE region and completes the project. The Minister and the Marlborough Mayor “switched on” the first Marlborough schools this morning.

Jim Anderton spoke at the event:

"A century ago the developed world was opened up by great transport routes.

"Whether it was long train tracks moving coal from mines to pits and logs to ports, or huge refridgerated ships carrying our meat and dairy exports to the other side of the world.

"The ability to move these products secured our prosperity for generations.

"There will always be a need to transport physical products.

"But if we want to be sure of producing high-value incomes for the future we need to be able to shift something more: Ideas. Valuable, weightless information," Jim Anderton said.

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