By The Southland Times

The prospects of a new fibre-optic cable being built to connect New Zealand to the rest of the world are better than they have ever been. I’d put the chances of new cable getting off (or rather under) the ground in the next three years at better than 50:50, and I don’t believe I’d have said that before this year.

The most ambitious project under way at the moment is Hawaiki Cable’s bid to lay a new cable between New Zealand, Australia, eight Pacific Islands and the United States, via Hawaii, at an estimated cost of US$350 million.

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