Tuesday, May 3, 2011

UK Expert calls for extension of Computers in Homes Programme

"The Computers in Homes programme along with other digital inclusion initiatives such as Computer Clubhouse and Aotearoa People's Network should be expanded to ensure no-one misses out from the Government's Ultra-Fast broadband (UFB) programme, says a visiting UK expert.
Dr Tim Williams, a UK urban regeneration expert, was speaking in Wellington on Monday 2 May at the launch of his new independent report "Connecting Communities - The Impact of Broadband on Communities in the UK and its implications for New Zealand". "New Zealand led the world in the 1980's with its open approach to telecommunications market reform and can do so again in creating a nation of digitally literate people who are able to make effective use of the new ultra-fast broadband technology," he said."

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