The Broadband Futures Forum: Regional Connectivity and Shared Infrastructure in NSW and New Zealand

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Peter Adams
Steve Inglis https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1154-0048
John Proctor

Keywords

Broadband, regional connectivity, shared infrastructure

Abstract

On 13 April 2022, TelSoc hosted the thirteenth Broadband Futures Forum, held online, to describe the initiatives in New South Wales, Australia, and New Zealand for greater regional availability of broadband access and the implementation of shared infrastructure in regional areas. There were three speakers: one speaker from New South Wales on the trials and plans in that State; and two speakers from New Zealand on the government actions and commercial response to provide broadband services in otherwise unserved areas. Discussion after the presentations probed details of each initiative and expanded comparisons between the two countries’ approaches.

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