Economic value of the take-up of ultra-fast broadband in New Zealand

Gary Blick, Preston Davies, Kieran Murray and Michael Ryan were commissioned to analyse the potential economic benefits of ultra-fast broadband to New Zealand. Our report utilised firm-level data from official surveys to assess the potential gains in labour productivity as a result of the faster speeds associated with a fibre connection. We then translated those gains to macro-levels impacts on the New Zealand economy. We find New Zealand-specific support for the proposition that there are likely to be material gains from further uptake of ultra-fast broadband by New Zealand firms.


Michael Ryan

Michael’s expertise includes forecasting and cost-benefit analysis.

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Kieran Murray

Kieran is an expert in regulation, competition and public policy.

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Preston Davies

Preston advises on public policy, cost-benefit analysis, and applied microeconomics.

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