Digital Strategy due Thursday

Revised strategy comes three years after version 1.0

Version 2.0 of the Digital Strategy is scheduled for release on Thursday, ICT Minister David Cunliffe’s office has confirmed.

The announcement coincides with TUANZ Telecommunications Day II, but the latter event will be held in Auckland; Cunliffe plans to make his announcement in the morning in Wellington and fly to Auckland to speak at the conference in the afternoon, says a spokeswoman for the minister.

The revised version of the Digital Strategy comes more than three years after the original strategy was released, in May 2005.

Version 2.0.follows extensive consultation and an opportunity for the public to revise the draft document by way of a wiki. The new strategy will move beyond the deployment of broadband into how to take advantage of improved infrastructure to deliver economic growth.

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