Adams: How we are backing our regions with faster broadband

Published: Tue 26 Aug 2014 05:09 PM
Today I announced that National will invest an extra $150 million over three years to enhance and extend rural broadband.
We believe rural New Zealanders are some of the most innovative, productive and hard working people in the world.
Rural broadband is a game changer. It changes the way rural firms do business, the way our kids learn, and the way our health services deliver to us as patients.
Our existing investment of $300 million in rural broadband is already making a huge difference, and will result in over 250,000 households and businesses in the regions having access to faster broadband.
But National wants to see more homes and businesses benefit.
Our plan will help communities enhance their connectivity with new technology, as well as extend mobile coverage in remote parts of New Zealand.
We want New Zealanders to have access to the best technology as they compete on the world stage.
Thank you
Hon Amy Adams
National Spokesperson for Communications and Information Technology

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