Digital divide stories
Financially unstable citizens least likely to use digital government aid
New Zealand's most financially unstable populations reported as least likely to utilise digital channels for government support.
TDCX Foundation aids youth digital literacy for its first anniversary
TDCX Foundation celebrates first anniversary with projects enhancing digital literacy for Southeast Asian youth. #socialimpact.
Push for visually impaired inclusion during Blindness Awareness Month
National Blindness Awareness Month shines a spotlight on digital exclusion, affecting over 2 million visually impaired UK internet users.
Salesforce partners to uplift Filipino women with digital skills
Salesforce partners with Ayala Foundation to empower 185 Filipino women in the digital economy, promoting gender inclusivity and closing the digital divide.
Philippines' gov gets high-speed internet to Northern Luzon via satellite
DICT partners with Stellarsat Solutions and Kacific for high-speed internet across Northern Luzon, Philippines.
Digital divide could mean early retirement for Kiwi businesses
A changing of the guard is gaining pace with the rise of 'younger' decision makers who rely on digital media to network, job hunt and inform decisions.
Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
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.
COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divide
The crisis has accentuated our dependence on digital technologies and exposed the reality of the digital divides between and within countries.
UPDATED: Election 2020 - Which parties care about tech's role in New Zealand
Technology should be flying high when it comes to government investment and commitment from New Zealand's political parties. But is it?.
Asia home to half of the world's internet users
Half the world's internet users are in Asia, driven by mobile access & COVID-19 lockdowns.
High-speed fibre now makes up half of fixed Internet in nine OECD countries
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.
Digital divide most impacts Kiwis in social housing & the disabled
Digital gap strikes NZ's vulnerable, as only 69% in social housing and 83% with disabilities get online.
NZ's aged care population held back by digital divide
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.
Digital divide anxiety as school year looms
As technology in the classroom becomes a necessity, many children could be starting at a disadvantage as the financial strain becomes too much.
InternetNZ welcomes Govt's 99.8% broadband coverage plan
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.
Report gives voice to Kiwis experiencing digital exclusion
People surveyed in the report say they feel excluded, isolated, powerless and have limited opportunities because they are unable to access the internet.
Govt must be wary of increasing digital divide with 5G deployment - Chorus
The company has responded to a request from MBIE for feedback on the challenges and opportunities of a 5G rollout.
Govt announces first eight members of digital divide taskforce
The Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Advisory Group will advise the Govt on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.
Exclusive interview: Polycom on bridging the digital divide & workplaces of the future
Most governments in Asia Pacific realize the need for bridging the digital divide and providing equal opportunities, says Tony Simonsen of Polycom Australia and New Zealand.
NZTech responds to digital divide report: 'The government is right to raise this concern'
The digital divide in New Zealand is growing, leaving many disenfranchised, says a report released by the Communications Minister.
Government report shines light on NZ's digital divide
Curran says the previous government didn’t make the report public until after the election as it exposed the digital divide in New Zealand.
Govt. to appoint chief technology officer to close digital divide
New Zealand government prioritizes digital technology, open government, and media with the appointment of a chief technology officer.
Bridging the rural-urban divide with technology, collaboration and bold ideas
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.
New tech maps NZ's digital & socioeconomic divides
The Digital Divide map is an interactive tool which shows the different digital divides New Zealanders and their communities are facing.