Some New Zealanders are experiencing digital divides, and are excluded from meaningful use of the Internet. We are failing our most vulnerable by not ensuring everyone can benefit from the Internet. InternetNZ has released this position paper to call for a target for New Zealand of Universal Access and as a starting point to encourage action and collaboration from government, civil society, business, academia and the technology sector, to work together to reduce the effects of digital divides in New Zealand.
Now is the time to take ambitious, effective action to close digital divides, by collaborating as New Zealanders to find and intervene in digital divides across New Zealand. This paper is intended to guide, inform and support this work, helping lay the groundwork for more digital inclusion interventions from all over the country in 2018.