30 Jun 2011

Families without broadband access 'more disadvantaged'

10:01 am on 30 June 2011

A group providing free computers in homes says families without broadband access are becoming more disadvantaged.

Internet New Zealand told a conference in Auckland on Wednesday about 100,000 families are without a computer.

Delegate Di Das, of the Computers in Homes programme, says most services are now available online and require broadband speed internet.

Ms Das says it is now nearly impossible to apply for a job without internet access and telecommunication companies need to make broadband cheaper so it is more inclusive.