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The case for Ultra Fast Broadband's still to be justified

The case for Ultra Fast Broadband's still to be presented


By Peter Kerr for sticK

(sticK - 9 DEC. 2010 ) Ultra Fast Broadband's nationwide installation has been touted as productivity-enhancing factor - but the jury's still out, especially in the New Zealand case apparently.

Victoria University's NZ Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation reckons it is far from clear how the government's $1.5 billion investment, will supposedly lead to economic benefits in the order of $2.7b - $4.4b a year.

The institute's summary of its study is that "The tyranny of distance still applies."

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http://sticknz.net/2010/12/09/the-case-for-ultra-fast-broadbands-still-to-be-justified/

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