Kim Dotcom offers free internet with own submarine cable
Revives collapsed Pacific Fibre plan for New Zealand to USA link
Kim Dotcom has told the world he wants to get into the submarine cable business.
Dotcom’s plan is to revive a company called Pacific Fibre that, as we reported last August, wanted to build a USA-to-New Zealand cable, but sank for lack of funds.
New Zealand has few submarine cables connections to the world, which keeps the cost of landed data high and therefore means local internet service providers charge prices that seem less-than-generous compared to ISPs in other parts of the world. Those costs are also presumably bad news for Dotcom’s new venture, me.ga, as it will ship an awful lot of data to and from the land of the long white cloud.
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