28/04/2007

DIAL-UP POLICIES IN A BROADBAND WORLD

Wellington entrepreneur Rod Drury links to some interesting comments by National Party leader Jon Key on the focus he promises to place on the issue of improving the country's telecommunications infrastructure. The complete text of Key's speech, in which he refers to Labour running "dial-up policies in a broadband world" is available on his website here.

National's IT and communications policy has been woefully inadequate to date and the party has failed to seriously engage in the discussion around telecoms regulation and development of the IT industry at a policy level. Hopefully Key's comments will be followed up with some progressive policies. Telecommunications could prove to be an election issue next year, so some strong policy are needed by Key and National.

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