It is estimated there are around 35,000 households with up to 100,000 school-aged children without access to a suitable internet connection. Limited access to vital technology, means many children are deprived of equal opportunity to learn. This panel discussion addresses this issue and explores an approach to bridging the digital divide.
Chorus, partnering with Network for Learning, community organisations and local government are working to give every young New Zealander access to the digital world for learning, regardless of where they live or go to school.
Get involved with this valuable panel discussion to learn more about these innovative community projects.
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Mike joined Chorus in November 2011 after more than 20 years' experience in the telecommunications industry. In his role as Head of Innovation, Mike is responsible for developing new business opportunities for Chorus.
Prior to joining Chorus he had roles across Telecom New Zealand across marketing, sales, training and development, business strategy and network investment.
Kurt Rodgers is Chorus’ Network Strategy Manager, he has 20 years’ experience in building fixed and mobile broadband networks in New Zealand and across Europe.
Kurt has a fervent passion for new technology and innovation. He enjoys taking the complexity out of emerging technologies and illustrating the potential impact on our lives in ways we can all understand.
Kurt has held a wide range of engineering roles including network design, planning, architecture and strategy. Over the last ten years Kurt has been closely involved in the Ultra-Fast Broadband programme with a focus on network architecture and technology innovation.