Digital divide stories
'Accessing Connection' report sheds light on LGBTI digital divide
'Accessing Connection' report by ILGA World unveils the extensive digital divide faced by the global LGBTI community, as they grapple with issues impacting digital inclusion.
Juniper Networks & B4RN partner to boost rural connectivity in Northern England
Juniper Networks partners with B4RN to bridge the digital divide in rural Northern England, enabling high-speed internet access for over 13,000 households, schools and businesses.
Chorus announces major growth of New Zealand's fibre network
Chorus unveils plans to expand New Zealand's fibre network, bringing high-speed internet to an additional 10,000 businesses and homes across 59 communities nationwide.
UK pay rises to slow amid economic uncertainty, warns CIPD
Amid economic jitters, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) forecasts a noteworthy fall in UK salary increments from 5% to 4% this year, despite reviving business confidence.
GigaComm secures more funding to extend ultra-fast network
Australian firm GigaComm to extend its ultra-fast internet service to more east coast businesses and residential blocks.
DPA spotlights need for digital support in teaching
The Digital Poverty Alliance's latest white paper sheds light on the urgent need for digital skill training among teachers.
Virgin Media O2's 4G & 5G upgrades to boost rural connectivity
Virgin Media O2 improves 4G and 5G coverage in rural Britain, aiming to boost local economy this festive season.
Tū Ātea fully acquires Broadtech in strategic telecoms industry move
Tū Ātea completes the full acquisition of Broadtech Group in a strategic move to strengthen its telecoms and broadcasting services.
SES spearheads high-speed satellite internet test for Philippines' DICT
SES trials high-speed satellite internet for the Philippines' DICT, achieving breakthrough speeds.
UK govt invests £530m to boost rural broadband connectivity
UK Government announces over £530m investment to enhance rural broadband, targeting connectivity for 330,000+ businesses and homes.
Render Networks appoints Rob Laudati as VP of Product & Partnerships
Render Networks taps Rob Laudati for VP role, aims for global expansion.
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.
Render doubles headcount in less than a year as it appoints two key executives
Render Networks expands team in preparation for growth with the appointment of two key executives and doubling its headcount globally.
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.