InternetNZ delighted in Govt support for cable
InternetNZ delighted in Government support for
Media release - 19 September 2013
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is delighted the Government is contributing $15 million and calling for expressions of interest for companies to build an international telecommunications cable between New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter said this was an excellent move by the Government to help New Zealand’s telecommunications industry.
“Like the Ultra Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiatives, we think this is a fantastic step towards ensuring New Zealand maintains our robust connectivity to the world.
“A new cable across the Pacific will allow the UFB and RBI to deliver the true high-speed experience New Zealanders need.
“We applaud the Government’s decision to support the cable, and look forward to seeing the project move from contracts to construction as soon as possible,” Mr Carter says.