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Digital divide stories

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Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
Fri 1 Apr 2022
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1 in 10 Australians are digitally excluded, and it's estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders struggle to engage in the digital world, an industry panel hears.
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COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divide
Tue 1 Dec 2020
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The crisis has accentuated our dependence on digital technologies and exposed the reality of the digital divides between and within countries.
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UPDATED: Election 2020 - Which parties care about tech's role in New Zealand
Tue 6 Oct 2020
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Technology should be flying high when it comes to government investment and commitment from New Zealand's political parties. But is it?
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Asia home to half of the world's internet users
Wed 1 Apr 2020
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Asia has 2.3 billion internet users, which equated to 50.3% of the world’s internet user population.
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High-speed fibre now makes up half of fixed Internet in nine OECD countries
Thu 5 Mar 2020
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Overall, fibre broadband connections have increased 3% from 24% to 27% in the space of one year, indicating that it is still a slow process for many countries.
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Digital divide most impacts Kiwis in social housing & the disabled
Fri 29 Nov 2019
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motu
The ‘digital divide’ is still very much present in New Zealand society, with those in social housing and those with disabilities feeling the most impacted by inadequate internet access.
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NZ's aged care population held back by digital divide
Tue 26 Mar 2019
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Aged care facilities are slow to provide WiFi access for residents, and interviewees said they would like to see aged care operators provide more support.
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Digital divide anxiety as school year looms
Wed 23 Jan 2019
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education
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digital education
As technology in the classroom becomes a necessity, many children could be starting at a disadvantage as the financial strain becomes too much.
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InternetNZ welcomes Govt's 99.8% broadband coverage plan
Tue 18 Dec 2018
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The additional coverage will roll out over the next four years as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative phase two/Mobile Black Spots Fund (RBI2/MBSF) programme expansion.
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Report gives voice to Kiwis experiencing digital exclusion
Tue 6 Nov 2018
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vodafone foundation
People surveyed in the report say they feel excluded, isolated, powerless and have limited opportunities because they are unable to access the internet.
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Govt must be wary of increasing digital divide with 5G deployment - Chorus
Tue 1 May 2018
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The company has responded to a request from MBIE for feedback on the challenges and opportunities of a 5G rollout.
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Govt announces first eight members of digital divide taskforce
Mon 19 Mar 2018
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The Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Advisory Group will advise the Govt on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.
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Exclusive interview: Polycom on bridging the digital divide & workplaces of the future
Thu 14 Dec 2017
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"I’ve worked on how we can remove the stereotype of how an engineer is a guy, and make it about the role itself."
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NZTech responds to digital divide report: "The government is right to raise this concern"
Wed 6 Dec 2017
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"Left unaddressed this digital divide will exacerbate the social divide."
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Government report shines light on NZ's digital divide
Wed 6 Dec 2017
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Curran says the previous government didn’t make the report public until after the election as it exposed the digital divide in New Zealand.
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Govt. to appoint chief technology officer to close digital divide
Wed 15 Nov 2017
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“This Government intends to progress its goals to close the digital divide by 2020."
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Bridging the rural-urban divide with technology, collaboration and bold ideas
Tue 14 Nov 2017
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What needs to be brought into focus now is that issues of inequality and lack of access are not limited to emerging or developing economies.
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New tech maps NZ's digital & socioeconomic divides
Thu 17 Aug 2017
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data futures partnership
The Digital Divide map is an interactive tool which shows the different digital divides New Zealanders and their communities are facing.
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Digital inclusion efforts to continue after funding pulled
Tue 30 May 2017
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The Computers in Homes programme will no longer be funded by the government. 20/20 Trust will continue to try & help bridge the digital divide in NZ.
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Colwill School jumps towards digital equality in Massey
Wed 10 May 2017
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"We’re excited to see Spark Jump turn more homes in Massey into digital learning environments & enable more students to thrive in the digital world."
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Could New Zealand be lagging behind in Digital Inclusion?
Mon 1 May 2017
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innovation partnership
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digital initiatives
“As more and more services go online there’s an assumption that we can all get onto our devices and complete these activities.”
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Icelandic language at risk due to voice command tech
Mon 24 Apr 2017
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voice control
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Fewer than 400,000 people speak Icelandic, and linguists are hypothesising that this is how the language dies.
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Kiwis love the internet but there's work to be done on our digital divide, says InternetNZ
Thu 15 Dec 2016
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"We are still concerned about the digital divides relating to household income, location and ethnicity groups."
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Digital divide and climate change: Huawei outlines their commitments
Fri 12 Aug 2016
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huawei
“Our stakeholders are placing increasingly high requirements on us, and we are striving to turn these challenges into competitive advantage.”
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