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Broadband subsidies for education: Are they worth the cost?

When a government spends billions of dollars to roll out ultra-fast fiber broadband (UFB) to more than 70 percent of the population, with the priority on connecting the country’s schools first, one would hope that there would be some demonstrable benefits to show for the expense. To answer that question, in New Zealand, Dr. Arthur Grimes and a team of researchers at Motu Economic and Policy Research have been beavering away on several projects assessing the payoffs of New Zealand’s costly UFB initiative.