New Zealand govt covers cost of fibre to schools

Thursday 28 October 2010 | 02:45 CET | News
The New Zealand government will cover the costs associated with providing the physical fibre from the street to school buildings, enabling schools to connect to the upcoming Ultra-Fast Broadband network. Previously, schools connecting to fibre have been required to contribute to this "fibre drop" cost, which in some cases has amounted to thousands of dollars. The government is committed to rolling out Ultra-Fast Broadband to 97 percent of schools within six years - negotiations with partners are underway currently. The remaining 3 percent of schools will be covered by the Remote Schools

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