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Facilitating The Deployment Of Broadband Infrastructure

Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce today released a discussion document on complementary measures the government is considering to facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure by local fibre companies and other telecommunications companies.

"Access to ultra-fast and high-speed broadband is part of the essential infrastructure of a productive and growing economy, and will be crucial to New Zealand's improving its competitive advantage in the global market.

"The government is considering a range of regulatory and non-regulatory measures that the government, local councils and industry groups could adopt to support the roll-out of both the government's recently announced initiative on ultra-fast broadband and the government's rural broadband strategy," says Mr Joyce.

Submissions on measures relating to access to support structures and services, access to land and Resource Management Act controls should be made to the Ministry of Economic Development by 5.00pm, Friday 6 November 2009.

The Ministry of Economic Development is also hosting workshops in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland on the 12th, 14th and 16th of October respectively, to enable interested parties to better understand the issues addressed in the discussion document.

Further information and the discussion document are available at: www.med.govt.nz/ facilitating-broadband.

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