What Can the U.S. Learn From New Zealand's Broadband Plan?

New America Foundation
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Half a world away, New Zealand shares similar broadband goals to the United States, aiming for 100 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload speeds for three-quarters of the nation. But where New Zealand stands apart is direct government investment to bring the country up to speed with fiber. While the United States has long since abandoned unbundling regulations that have inspired the policies of nations around the world, the New Zealand plan aims to build an open-access fiber network to spur competition.

1:00 p.m. - Introduction

Tom Glaisyer

Knight Media Policy Fellow
New America Foundation


Joanne Hovis
Columbia Telecommunications Corporation

Ben Lennett
Senior Policy Analyst, Open Technology Initiative
New America Foundation

Graham Mitchell
Crown Fiber Holdings

2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. - Q&A

2:15 p.m. - Wrap Up

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