Pacific Fibre undersea cable connection

By John Nixon 11/03/2010

Lots of press here today in New Zealand on this project.
I really have to take my hat off to the promoters and backers: all solid and proven business and technical people in this country.
Only having a single undersea data cable to the outside world is like inviting Murphy to the ball.
Without raising the question of monopoly pricing….
It is wonderfully timely and valid project.
The Auckland-California link will pass many Pacific Island countries which may be interested in joining the party. Pacific Fibre have stated that they will offer connectivity to the island countries near the cable path.
I wish the project well, and have offered my cooperative assistance, having worked in IT for years in New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tahiti…. and still maintain contacts there.