Thumbs Up To Govt Broadband Investment Strategy

Press Release – City Link

Today’s announcement by Communications Minister Steven Joyce outlining the Governments broadband strategy, has been welcomed by CityLink CEO Neil de Wit. CityLink provides dedicated fibre services and PublicLAN Broadband to Wellington business & Government …

Media Release
March 31 2009

Citylink Gives Thumbs Up To Govt Broadband Investment Strategy

Today’s announcement by Communications Minister Steven Joyce outlining the Governments broadband strategy, has been welcomed by CityLink CEO Neil de Wit.

CityLink provides dedicated fibre services and PublicLAN Broadband to Wellington business & Government giving customers the simplest & fastest broadband networking.

“We were hoping for something visionary and bold and the government has certainly done that,” says CityLink CEO Neil de Wit.

“We are enthusiastic about this proposal and CityLink is well placed to deliver on key elements of the government’s strategy in the Wellington region.

“This strategy gives the government the opportunity to further develop the type of open access ecosystems (multiple service provider choices across a common fibre infrastructure) that Wellington business has enjoyed for many years.

CityLink is a long-term investor in open access fibre and we applaud the Government for showing common sense in this complex area with many and varied competing interests.

“We were hoping for a level playing field and that’s what Steven Joyce has delivered.” says Mr de Wit.

CITYLINK QUICK FACTS

CityLink was originally formed in 1995 initially as part of the Wellington City Councils Info City strategy.
• City Link provides dedicated fibre services and PublicLAN Broadband to most significant Wellington businesses, Government and ISP’s which gives customers the simplest & fastest broadband networking.
• It employs 33 people
• In December 2006 CityLink was purchased by the CityLink Management Team and Teamtalk (NZX TTK).

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