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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Wiring the South Pacific

Many Pacific states have been missing out on the technology we all take for granted. They have slow, expensive satellite connections that most local people can’t afford. The whole point of the Internet is that everyone joins in, but Pacific peoples have mainly been left out of the loop.

Until now, that is. PICISOC – the Pacific island chapter of the global Internet Society – has announced a project to lay a fibre to many South Pacific states. This isn’t just aspirational – it’s actually funded according to the announcement, so it will probably happen. The fibre is supposed to be laid next year.

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