The government should get behind Rod Drury's plan for a public-private partnership to fund the Pacific Fibre cable, according to NBR ONLINE readers.
In a poll conducted last week, readers were asked: Should the government back a public-private partnership to build a second fibre optic cable out of New Zealand?
Sixty-three percent said yes, while 37% disagreed.
Kim Dotcom has proposed an ambitious plan to revive Pacific Fibre, the second fibre link out of New Zealand to compete with the Southern Cross cable.
The plan involves giving free or heavily discounted broadband to residents, subsidised by charges to business and government.
Xero founder Rod Drury says that will not work and instead supports a public-private partnership model.
He has written to ICT Minister Amy Adams, asking the government to support it.
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