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Further Ultrafast Broadband Commitment Welcomed

Press Release – Hawaiki Cable

Hawaiki Submarine Cable welcomes the Governments announcement that it is rolling out faster internet to more than 150 additional towns all across the country and has allocated $300m to the next stage of the nationwide ultrafast fibre broadband …FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HAWAIKI CABLE WELCOMES FURTHER ULTRAFAST BROADBAND COMMITMENT

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Jan. 26, 2017 – Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP

Hawaiki Submarine Cable welcomes the Government’s announcement that it is rolling out faster internet to more than 150 additional towns all across the country and has allocated $300m to the next stage of the nationwide ultrafast fibre broadband network.

“The ultrafast broadband infrastructure commitment by the Government is critical for New Zealand’s business, scientific and educational sectors in today’s fast moving, globally connected world,” said Remi Galasso, CEO of Hawaiki Submarine Cable Ltd.

“It is entirely consistent with the Hawaiki Submarine Cable project which will provide New Zealand with faster, more secure, cheaper and much greater capacity to connect to the world.

“Every new UFB connection in New Zealand gives rise to greater international data demands and highlights the importance for New Zealand to have diverse, competitive and secure international submarine cable infrastructure. Hawaiki provides this to New Zealand and we are delighted to see the support that the Government is giving locally to enable New Zealanders to extract the full potential from the Hawaiki Project and the substantial new capability it delivers to New Zealand,” Mr Galasso said.

About Hawaiki Cable

Hawaiki will be the highest cross-sectional capacity link between the U.S. and Australia and New Zealand.

As a carrier-neutral cable system, Hawaiki will usher in a new era of international connectivity benefitting businesses and consumers across the Pacific region.

The system was co-developed by New Zealand-based entrepreneurs Sir Eion Edgar, Malcolm Dick and Remi Galasso.

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About Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP

Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, is the owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system (Hawaiki). Hawaiki is a carrier-neutral submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Oregon, on the U.S. west coast.

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