BUILDING THE BENEFITS OF BROADBAND

ANDREW MILLER | June 16, 2016

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New Zealand is on the edge of a new communications era. The Ultra- era. The Ultra-Fast Broadband Fast Broadband (UFB) project and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) are set to radically improve the speed and capacity of the high- speed and capacity of the high-speed broadband networks available to nearly 98 speed broadband networks available to nearly 98 percent of New Zealanders. percent of New Zealanders. This study outlines an economic analysis undertaken by Bell Labs, the research and innovation engine of Alcatel-Lucent, on the social and economic impacts for New Zealand of UFB and RBI, and the high-speed broadband applications that these networks will enable.

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