DCC digital strategy, um…

The UFB introduction for Dunedin was announced in August last year, part of a Government promise to invest $1.5 billion building the infrastructure. The objective is to provide UFB to 75% of New Zealanders [within] 10 years, concentrating on priority broadband users such as businesses, schools and health services in the first six years.

### ODT Online Sat, 4 Feb 2012
Dunedin ‘on cusp’ of digital progress
By David Loughrey
Work to bring ultrafast broadband (UFB) to Dunedin is about to begin, at the same time as the city’s new “digital office” gets ready to open for business. While an official launch of the UFB work had been delayed from yesterday until later this month, physical work to lay cables for the service would begin at that time, contractor Chorus confirmed this week. Mayor Dave Cull said the introduction of the service was important for Dunedin.
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Like reading dead meat…
Dunedin Digital Strategy (Overview)

Dunedin Digital Strategy (PDF, 2.1 MB)
This is the city’s first Digital Strategy (2010-2013). It has been created through community consultation, research and with guidance from a Digital Strategy Steering Team.

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under DCC, Economics, Geography, Hot air, Media, People, Politics, Project management

6 responses to “DCC digital strategy, um…

  1. The new manager of the “digital office” is yet another bureaucrat on the City Council gravy-train.
    “One of the manager’s roles would be to find funding to implement the office’s projects”
    As always seems to happen, when the dream of alternative funding does not eventuate, ratepayers will be left to pay the bill.

    • ### ch9.co.nz March 19, 2013 – 7:50pm
      Digital Office attempting to influence ultra-fast broadband roll-out
      Dunedin’s Digital Office is attempting to influence the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband in the city. The office has begun a survey that will allow it to provide feedback to the company installing the cable. The DCC-run office was set up to help bring digital technology to the city. Its survey gathers information on which areas have the highest demand for ultra-fast broadband. The information will be passed on to cable installer Chorus, so the company can prioritise installation to areas that need it most.
      Ch9 Link (no video available)

  2. 1984

    What if people don’t want more wireless in the suburbs? The wireless in central Dunedin was required for its CCTV deployment. It was simply marketed as being for the people. People should be worried about this peculiar need to overlap multiple wireless technologies because it appears to be useful politically with financial benefits. The mobile phone towers being erected rapidly around town are just big ugly things that allow people to download their Youtube movies faster. Even the fancy pants places have got them now. Another on Mornington, one at the Roslyn roundabout and another at the Maori Hill bus stop. More txting and faster email must make it all worthwhile.

  3. Mike

    I believe the new towers are for two degrees who have been using vodafone’s until now – they sure are ugly aren’t they

  4. 1984

    Quirk is, we’re years behind the States on this corporate vs public argument. They’ve moved on from those grey towers to even uglier things meant to look like metal trees. Thankfully the corporates haven’t figured out how to paint them to look like the surrounding environment. Or engaged children to paint murals on them to counter disagreement.

  5. Anonymous

    Why do they need to influence it? I’ve been impressed by the speed at which it has been deployed. They’re a spider’s web of multiple companies working towards a shared goal. It’s almost unheard of. There must be a distinct lack of project managers involved to achieve such efficiency.

    For a public service, it seems to be well funded and the staff actually look flat-out engaged. Compare that to a council service and you still see one guy working and two guys watching. They’ve bumped a few cables along the way but it must be a tough, chaotic job ripping up old footpaths and crossing roads all over the place.

    Only surprised by one group of contractors who thought it reasonable to redirect pedestrians across a busy road at a blind corner but a call to the site manager had that rectified in no time.

    The rich folk on the hills can wait like the rest of us.

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