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CLOUD STORAGE MAGNATE Kim Dotcom is promoting a transoceanic fibre cable for New Zealand that will see his new home and its citizens provided with free superfast broadband.
Dotcom says that he has a lot of support for the idea and will meet with Pacific Fibre founders this week, if they have the time, and talk about the possibilities.
The idea is to resurrect the Pacific Fibre undersea cable and boost New Zealand. "You have clean and cheap energy here. Power is becoming the biggest cost factor for data centres around the world. With its own cable, cheap power and connectivity New Zealand could attract foreign internet business," he told the New Zealand Herald.
"Unfortunately the current Government wants to invest into more tarmac roads. In 10-15 years most people will work and shop from home. You don't need tarmac, you need fibre!"
On his Twitter feed Dotcom said that support for his plans was rolling in. He said that he had 1,000 positive messages about the idea, adding that New Zealand wants it. It another message he repeated his stance that it also needs it.
"One way or another New Zealand needs Pacific Fibre. I think it is important to reboot efforts to make it happen," he added.
The plan would see Dotcom's Me.ga file storage website hosted in New Zealand. µ