200,000 NZ homes still without internet

200,000 NZ homes still without internet
A 2020 report found NZ’s cheapest entry-level fixed-line broadband plan is $65 per month, $12 more than the OECD average.
Henry Burrell
The affordability of broadband is being cited as contributing significantly to digital inequity in New Zealand.Speaking at a business breakfast this week, Spark chief executive Jolie Hodson highlighted the number of unconnected homes in NZ despite the widespread rollout of fibre broadband.“As NZ transitions to a digital economy, those without an internet connection at home have a significant disadvantage. There are around 200,000 households today that are in that situation,” she said.NZ’s 2018 Census found 211,000 homes were w...

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