The commissioning of the Southern Cross Cable today marks the beginning of a new phase in the development of the
internet in NZ. Bandwidth between NZ and the Internet backbone in the US has been increased by 120 fold as a result of
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Images from Southern Cross Cables follow...
(18 April 2000) On American Soil: Southern Cross lands at Nedonna Beach, Oregon.
(5 September 1999) The Southern Cross cable is pulled into position as it is landed at Takapuna Beach, Auckland from
the CS Innovator.
Southern Cross Cable Network on world map
Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the
media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.