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Digital divide anxiety as school year looms
As technology in the classroom becomes a necessity, many children could be starting at a disadvantage as the financial strain becomes too much.
23 Jan 19
InternetNZ welcomes Govt's 99.8% broadband coverage plan
The additional coverage will roll out over the next four years as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two/Mobile Black Spots Fund (RBI2/MBSF) programme expansion.
18 Dec 18
Report gives voice to Kiwis experiencing digital exclusion
People surveyed in the report say they feel excluded, isolated, powerless and have limited opportunities because they are unable to access the internet.
06 Nov 18
Govt must be wary of increasing digital divide with 5G deployment - Chorus
The company has responded to a request from MBIE for feedback on the challenges and opportunities of a 5G rollout.
01 May 18
Govt announces first eight members of digital divide taskforce
The Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Advisory Group will advise the Govt on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.
19 Mar 18
Exclusive interview: Polycom on bridging the digital divide & workplaces of the future
"I’ve worked on how we can remove the stereotype of how an engineer is a guy, and make it about the role itself."
14 Dec 17
NZTech responds to digital divide report: "The government is right to raise this concern"
"Left unaddressed this digital divide will exacerbate the social divide."
06 Dec 17
Government report shines light on NZ's digital divide
Curran says the previous government didn’t make the report public until after the election as it exposed the digital divide in New Zealand.
06 Dec 17
Govt. to appoint chief technology officer to close digital divide
“This Government intends to progress its goals to close the digital divide by 2020."
15 Nov 17
Bridging the rural-urban divide with technology, collaboration and bold ideas
What needs to be brought into focus now is that issues of inequality and lack of access are not limited to emerging or developing economies.
14 Nov 17
New tech maps NZ's digital & socioeconomic divides
The Digital Divide map is an interactive tool which shows the different digital divides New Zealanders and their communities are facing.
17 Aug 17
Digital inclusion efforts to continue after funding pulled
The Computers in Homes programme will no longer be funded by the government. 20/20 Trust will continue to try & help bridge the digital divide in NZ.
30 May 17
Colwill School jumps towards digital equality in Massey
"We’re excited to see Spark Jump turn more homes in Massey into digital learning environments & enable more students to thrive in the digital world."
10 May 17
Could New Zealand be lagging behind in Digital Inclusion?
“As more and more services go online there’s an assumption that we can all get onto our devices and complete these activities.”
01 May 17
Icelandic language at risk due to voice command tech
Fewer than 400,000 people speak Icelandic, and linguists are hypothesising that this is how the language dies.
24 Apr 17
Kiwis love the internet but there's work to be done on our digital divide, says InternetNZ
"We are still concerned about the digital divides relating to household income, location and ethnicity groups."
15 Dec 16
Digital divide and climate change: Huawei outlines their commitments
“Our stakeholders are placing increasingly high requirements on us, and we are striving to turn these challenges into competitive advantage.”
12 Aug 16
Threat or opportunity? Digital disruption divides SME sector
The split between those who see it as a threat compared to an opportunity points to a lack of understanding.
12 Jul 16
The huge digital divide: 68% of Asia-Pacific residents still not connected to net
The huge extent of the global digital divide has been uncovered, showing that 57% of the world's urban population are unconnected to the internet.
21 Jun 16
UN Report: Technology can be a hindrance on right to education
United Nations Special Rapporteur warns that digital technology in education can be dangerous and widen inequality gaps, furthering digital divide.
20 Jun 16
Green Party calls on Government to close digital divide
“Kids who don’t have internet access are hugely disadvantaged compared to their classmates. The National Library’s topic support service is being cut in favour of ‘curated online resources’.
04 Feb 15