By Bill Bennett

Grant Robinson suggests a Labour-lead government would get behind submarine fibre

Would-be Labour leader Grant Robinson suggests he would support a new submarine cable linking New Zealand to the rest of the world. The comment came on TVNZ’s Q and A programme on Sunday morning where he mentioned the idea as an example of government working with industry.

Although Robinson’s comment appears to have been off the cuff, it could mark an important turning point. One problem facing the failed Pacific Fibre project was a lack of government enthusiasm – backed with money.

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