Have your say in shaping the future of rural connectivity.

af6d40aa-a570-4d5e-8e17-57b3134db684Fixing the ‘digital divide’ is critically important to the health and wellbeing of rural communities and growing New Zealand’s prosperity.

The 2016 Rural Connectivity Symposium will build on the valuable relationships forged and discussions started in 2015 between internet service providers, health professionals and the rural end-users of telecommunications.

The day will be opened by the Minister of Communications, the Honourable Amy Adams, followed by state-of-the-nation addresses from agribusiness and banking leaders. We’ll then explore the importance of rural connectivity from three perspectives: improving rural health outcomes; improving rural liveability; and improving rural businesses.

Each session will involve a wide range of speakers with expertise and firsthand experience of rural telecommunications.
There will also be plenty of opportunity for audience participation in the panel discussions at the end of each session.

The final session will be an update on RBI initiatives and a summary of the day’s themes, followed by networking drinks and nibbles. This is a unique opportunity we have before us to provide a strong unified voice which reflects the voices of rural users of telecommunications services.

 
 

Videos of the Symposium presentations, kindly recorded by Mobile Health