Here’s what NZ’s internet looks like

New ZealandNZ Herald — This is what New Zealand’s supply of internet looks like. Two cables connect our country to the rest of the world. As an island at the bottom of the world, we’d be otherwise isolated and reliant on satellites for connectivity. In comparison, the west coast of America has 14 cables landing at different sites from Washington to California.

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11558184

Hawaiki Cable gets more funds for NZ-US link

New ZealandTelecom Asia — Those who have been fighting to build a new submarine cable between New Zealand and the west
coast of the US, as well as islands along the way, have taken another two steps forward toward that goal. One is financial, the other logistical. Late last week, Hawaiki Cable gained a new equity investor in the form of Sir Eion Edgar’s SIL Long Term Holdings Limited.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/hawaiki-cable-gets-more-funds-nz-us-link