The conference speaker and panel presentations are available on the programme page.
Click HERE for video stream of the conference or for YouTube version follow the link https://www.youtube.com/user/FutureBroadband1/videos.
The Future with High Speed Broadband: Opportunities for New Zealand conference is being organised as part of the High Speed Broadband demand side study that the Commerce Commission is carrying out. With the UFB initiative many of the supply side issues of high speed broadband have been addressed. Our focus is to understand the issues on the demand side, the incentives for consumers to take up fast broadband, the services that may be available and the problems that may arise on the way.
The Commission is doing this study under Section 9A of the Telecommunications Act 2001, which empowers the Commission to conduct studies relating to the telecommunications industry for the long-term benefit of end-users of telecommunications services within New Zealand.
The first day of the conference will have a series of international speakers, who will talk about the high speed broadband issues abroad and what the future could look like. The second day will apply the international lessons to the NZ environment. We are also conducting some SME and consumer research, to understand drivers and barriers to the uptake of fast broadband. The results will be released at the conference.
High speed broadband is an issue that affects all New Zealanders and this free conference is open to everyone interested in attending. Numbers are limited.