In developing a National Digital Strategy, the government should:
- Prepare New Zealand for realising the full benefits of a connected digital society and establishing regions where 21st century talent wants to live.
- Fix digital black-spot areas and ensure universal access to digital services and skills that remove the limitations of physical distance from major markets nationally and internationally.
- Leverage changing social and economic patterns arising from COVID-19 and rising urban house prices to support the development of regional areas.
- Identify and set out a plan to resolve key telecommunication system resiliency issues.
- Identify options to improve trust in digital services and address digital privacy concerns.
Review standard infrastructure requirements for affordability across regions and infrastructure sectors. Broaden requirements to allow for on-site solutions and other low-cost design when similar service levels are possible.
2022 - 2026
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