INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR Kim Dotcom has come out in support of New Zealand internet service provider (ISP) Orcon's campaign for cheap, fast, uncapped broadband.
Dotcom has made New Zealand his home and has expressed an interest in entering politics there.
Orcon describes Dotcom as one of its customers and a "prolific" internet user. It has enlisted him in its campaign for New Zealand to shed its third world standard of internet access.
The ISP is glad to have the larger than life internet personality Dotcom on its books. "Not only is he a valued customer, he shares our belief that uncapped broadband should be accessible to all Kiwis," said Orcon CEO Greg McAlister.
Dotcom, who has raised the question of a high speed internet cable for New Zealand previously, was equally enthusiastic in his support.
"As an Orcon customer I fully support any offering that gives New Zealanders access to uncapped broadband," he said. "I am glad to be part of a campaign which encourages Kiwis to escape third world Internet data caps."
Dotcom recently announced that he was stepping down as the head of his new secure cloud storage service called Mega.
He said that would let him devote more time to his music career and allow him to further his political ambitions.
"After the 2014 election I will get New Zealanders a new submarine cable, fair Internet pricing & no more data caps," promised Dotcom then, at the beginning of September.
"I'm excited about the party and I'm confident that I can help make New Zealand a significant Internet economy player. Someone needs to lead New Zealand into the future. Unfortunately the current government doesn't know what the future looks like." µ
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