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Plug pulled on Pacific Fibre – expert commentary

Peter Griffin posted in on August 1st, 2012.

A group of high-profile New Zealand businessmen today abandoned efforts to build a second major undersea broadband cable linking New Zealand to Australia and the United States, citing problems raising the $400 million required for the project.  While Pacific Fibre had secured contracts to the tune of $200 million to supply international capacity on the cable from customers such […]

Newsletter Digest: Undersea cables, climate change fatigue and Science-a-Twitter

Peter Griffin posted in on March 12th, 2010.

Pipe dream or economy booster? The news yesterday that a group of wealthy businessmen including Warehouse founder Stephen Tindall and Trade Me founder Sam Morgan are leading a $900 million bid to build a 13,000km fibre optic cable between Australia, New Zealand and the US has created a lot of buzz. The prospect of an […]

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