Broadband and mobile initiatives

New Zealand is in the midst of a major upgrade of its telecommunications infrastructure. The development of broadband and mobile coverage is a vital component of New Zealand's economic growth, productivity improvements and our wider strategy to increase our global competitiveness, particularly compared to other OECD countries.

Over $2 billion in Crown funding has already been allocated to roll out world-leading broadband and mobile programmes.

Progress on deploying these programmes is reported on regularly.

New legislation and regulations have also been passed to make it more efficient to deploy telecommunications infrastructure.

Telecommunications infrastructure deployment

The government is considering a range of measures to support the deployment of its two broadband initiatives.

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