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.
This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags
Most listened to
- Order Paper: Rob Hosking on good intentions, political correctness and social investment
- Levante S is the ultimate Maserati SUV… and it’s coming to NZ
- Is Pence poised to dump Trump? asks Michael Coote
- Michael Wigley on the rising cybersecurity challenges for boards; the risks for directors; and how to deal with them
- NBR Radio: best of the week ended May 26, with Grant Walker