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Topic # 30377 5-Feb-2009 22:14
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Plz have a look


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10555351&ref=rss


It allocated the $340m over a maximum of five years with industry players asked to apply by September 30 last year.

The fund was suspended before the election and Communications and Technology Minister Steven Joyce announced today it would not resume.


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  Reply # 194385 5-Feb-2009 22:34
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we knew this was going to happen before the election.  The BIF will be replaced by a different program with a significantly larger funding base.  I just hope it is done sooner, rather than later :)




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  Reply # 194390 5-Feb-2009 23:04
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Hope national would do something before the next election

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  Reply # 194395 5-Feb-2009 23:32
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Of the 340m proposed by Labour, there wasn't actually a lot of new funding.  Mostly they were going to put requirements on their existing contracts to force vendors to provide new wires.  So, all of a sudden, their existing IT network budget became a broadband plan.




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