Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1247 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 37

Trusted

Topic # 9345 10-Sep-2006 09:21
Send private message

Hamilton has secured $3.29 million of government funding toward a major broadband initiative in the city. The money will be used to improve and extend the council-owned fibre optic network currently used for inner-city security cameras. The funding is from the Economic Development Ministry as part of the Government's digital strategy. Hamilton is one of five centres sharing $16.3 million for urban fibre network projects. Hamilton's will be a collaborative project led by the city council with support from Wintec, Environment Waikato, Waikato University, Waikato DHB and private partner Lite Up Ltd. Lite Up will operate and manage the network. The city council's corporate group general manager Mike Garrett said there were a number of conditions attached to the funding but they had already been identified and included in the business plan. "This is great news for Hamilton and it means we can be at the forefront of community-led broadband accessibility," Mr Garrett said. Communications Minister David Cunliffe said the project aimed to develop broadband access for poorly served communities. The other successful urban applicants were: * North Shore City ($4.64m). * Smartlinx3; Hutt City, Upper Hutt and Porirua ($2.37m). * Nelson Marlborough Inforegion ($1.789m). * Canterbury Development Corporation ($4.22m).
Waikato Times




GZMCC. Nokia Lumia 1020,Galaxy Note 8, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i5 4Gb Ram,128gb, Cam Am Spyder F3 LTD.  GoPro 5 Black, Samsung Gear 3


Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
61192 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11974

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 45761 10-Sep-2006 11:11
Send private message

Great stuff... But will it be used for anything else but to " improve and extend the council-owned fibre optic network currently used for inner-city security cameras"?

Otherwise is of no benefit for any of the residents in these council's areas other than security, really.








1247 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 37

Trusted

  Reply # 45764 10-Sep-2006 12:00
Send private message

Yes I dont think it will impact much on the general public at all either.
I think I will do a bit more research on this topic




GZMCC. Nokia Lumia 1020,Galaxy Note 8, Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i5 4Gb Ram,128gb, Cam Am Spyder F3 LTD.  GoPro 5 Black, Samsung Gear 3


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.