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Topic # 25857 3-Sep-2008 16:49 Send private message

Welcome to the TVNZ7 Internet Debate (in association with InternetNZ) on Geekzone. Please use this discussion to post your questions regarding Digital Divide (includes rural and TSO as well).




This will be an organised debate on ICT issues, streamed live to the official website and TVNZ7’s site, directly from Avalon Studios, 23rd September 2008 9:10pm on TVNZ7 (Freeview).

The debate involves four politicians quizzed on major areas of ICT policy with questions coming from you through the online chat, a studio audience, and experienced journalists.

The politicians are Labour’s Minister of Communications Hon David Cunliffe, National ICT Spokesperson Hon Maurice Williamson, ACT Leader Hon Rodney Hide and Greens ICT Spokesperson Metiria Turei.


You can participate live through an IRC channel or by posting your questions in this forum.

Other topics include:

     * Broadband (includes infrastructure, productivity, sustainability)
     * Convergence (includes broadcasting and mobile)
     * Copyright (includes open source)
     * Cybersafety (includes privacy and security as well)
     * Digital Divide (includes TSO and rural as well)

We ask you post only questions in this thread. Please address your question to the person(s) you want to ask it. You are welcome to create your own discussion in the ICT Policies and Regulation forum.

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  Reply # 166474 23-Sep-2008 10:16 Send private message

Increasing the bandwidth of NZ's internet infrastructure is clearly an

important goal. However it also has the potential to deepen the digital

divide between urban/rural, rich/poor, and across ethnic groups. How will

the different political parties address this issue?


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  Reply # 166475 23-Sep-2008 10:18 Send private message

While the internet is increasing the contact between people on many

levels, it is clear that some people are spending less time face to face

with their family and friends. What impacts do you see this having on our

society and what approach will your party take to addressing those impacts?


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  Reply # 166638 23-Sep-2008 22:29 Send private message

Following on from Frans question...

The Aotearoa People’s Network is about providing free access to broadband internet services in public libraries so that all New Zealanders can benefit from creating, accessing and experiencing digital content.

Will the partys continue to fund this / grow these types of ideas?

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