Monthly archive for November2013

Is the World Internet Project being taken seriously?

I just had to grit my teeth and smile. Whilst the New Zealand 2013 report to the World Internet Project is an interesting and far reaching study in to the usage patterns of internet access around the world, last week’s news reports on the local study…

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Economic Development as if people mattered

Economic development.  We hear the term a lot. We have a Minister of the Crown, Steven Joyce, charged with developing us economically.  Which does not mean that he does it cheaply.  The Ministry of Economic Development, now subsumed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and…

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Gigatown sociology or autocracy?

With Chorus’ going on the offensive and the government kicking for touch over broadband pricing in the past week, a quote in my recent reading struck a chord with me. “Building a Gig community is 10 percent technology and 90 percent sociology.” This is so…

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Two down, one to go

Of the three major issues presently bugging our telecommunications industry, two have reached resolutions that offer good news for rural people and businesses. First is the auction of the 700MHz spectrum that becomes available for re-purposing when our analogue TV network closes down at the…

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