Why and how is Internet access required in todays world?
Extracting tdgeek's comment from this StatsNZ thread and the subsequent comments, why do you think Internet access is less important than other things for the poor?
IcI:@Pumpedd:@tdgeek: I dont see an iPads for the Poor Act anytime soon. There are far more worrying issues for the poor than the internet.Totally disagree here.
Internet access for all homes is almost essential now as ...@nickb800: Internet access at home is pretty fundamental to achieving good education outcomes for kids ...
I have to jump onto the bandwagon here. Internet access has become a requirement to participate in everyday life as a normal* citizen. ...
I think it is very important and that is why I like to quote Clare Curran from this GZ news article:
“I’m committed to reducing the gap between the digital ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’. This group will help us achieve that,” Ms Curran says.
“Digital technology is changing the way Kiwis live their lives, affecting the way we do business, work, and interact with each other and our communities. Given the pace at which our world is changing, we need to ensure no-one is left behind.