Opengate- What they propose
OpenGate states its solution will deliver a broadband connection of 10mbit/s or more to 83 percent of rural New Zealand for $60 a month. Kordia CEO Geoff Hunt says it will “connect a customer at full speed 40 kms from a wireless site and that is a significant advance on what can be achieved with copper.”
FX Networks would build out 7700 kms of new rural fibre to existing and to-be-constructed cellsites, and Kordia and Woosh will put “a massive 70MHz of wireless spectrum into play.” In addition, “Kordia would deploy 506 new radio access base stations using the latest fourth generation (4G) wireless technology,” he says.
OpenGate says it has agreed to collaborate with Maori interests and the Regional Fibre Group
02/02/2011: From the Scope website: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1102/S00006/higher-speed-lower-cost-broadband-for-rbi.htm
The following questions to Opengate
1) Why is ultra fast broadband important for Aotearoa/New Zealand?
2) Why is ultra fast broadband important for Maori?
3) What outcomes do you see accruing to Maori in having access to ultra fast broadband in the:
4) How have you engaged with Maori in forming your plans for developing ultra fast broadband?
5) Why do you think you would be a good partner for Maori?
6) What do you see the relationship with Maori being beyond your plans for ultra fast broadband?