Hawaiki Cable ground broken

Stuff reports:

Cable is pointing to another milestone as preparations continue for its $500 million internet cable to the United States.

The company held a “ground-breaking” ceremony at Mangawhai Heads, north of Auckland, on Wednesday morning, where the construction of its New Zealand landing station is due to be completed by the middle of next year.

The event, attended by about 100 guests including Prime Minister John Key, is a show of confidence that New Zealand’s second trans-Pacific internet cable is proceeding to plan.

Within a couple of years we will have two cables to the US and also the new Tasman cable to Australia. Good times.