Rural Broadband rollout approved

Cabinet has signed off plans for the rollout of high speed broadband in rural areas – signifying what the Government has labelled a “major step change” in rural broadband.

Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce said the plan would give 97 per cent of households access to broadband services of at least 5 megabits per second, with the remainder reaching at least 1Mbps.

Good news, except for the silly jargon “step change”. Would someone please send the press secretaries to a new jargon course or give them a fricken thesaurus.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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