By Nick Sas, The West Australian

The race to build a multimillion-dollar internet cable from Perth to Singapore has turned into a slow crawl, with all three contenders going to ground after mass delays and broken promises.

WestBusiness reported in January last year that all three projects planned to be up and running by now yet none have started construction, with most being pushed back because of funding delays.

The three companies — Perth-based Trident Subsea Cable, Subpartners, backed by technology entrepreneur Bevan Slattery, and Nextgen’s Australia Singapore Cable — are vying to build the subsea fibre optic cable from Perth to Asian internet hot spot Singapore, through Jakarta.

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