While 5G is making headlines, there are still communities in this country struggling for any reliable internet connection.
‘I don’t believe that I would be given a position that I don’t have any authority to move things on,’ says Rural Economic Development Minister Bernadette Jordan.
What little action there is is slow, and funding is spread over a number of years.
If the government doesn't invest in infrastructure, education, and other long-term needs now, the gap between the ‘have’ South and the ‘have-not’ North will only grow.
It could guide our efforts to influence the development of international policy on cyberspace and help set norms for responsible state conduct.