I'm in the finishing stages of an MA thesis in politics. The case study is of broadband policy in New Zealand from 2000 to 2011.
Can you help me out with your view on a question?
The case study documents the rising tide of state involvement in (tele)communications - in regulatory and in investment decisions. The details are not the purpose of my ask so don't worry about that too much.
Here's the question: why was this rising tide consistently rising regardless of the political colour of the government of the day?
Ideological, interest group, voter bloc or distribution don't especially well explain...
What does is a universalist liberal view that the installation of high speed broadband is an economic imperative, an infrastructure states must guarantee access to.
What do you think? Comments fine or email me.