Kim Dotcom Promises Free Broadband for New Zealand

According to an article published by the New Zealand Herald, Dotcom wants to resurrect plans for the Pacific Fibre Cable and help fund the required $330 million investment.

The cable would double New Zealand's current Internet bandwidth and support his Me.ga company, as well as a new data center that would create jobs. Dotcom sweetens the deal by proposing that he would grant internet service providers free Internet access for individual customers and charge a fee to businesses and government. The article suggests that New Zealanders could expect to pay for their broadband access only 20 percent of what they pay now and enjoy connection speeds that are up to five times faster - without bandwidth caps.

So, how would Dotcom come up with the money for the 8,050 mile cable between the U.S. and Australia? Those who have followed Dotcom's business for some time already know that there is a flaw in the chain somewhere: Dotcom does not have the money, but he can get it, he says. How? By suing Hollywood studios and the U.S. Government for their "unlawful and political destruction of [his] business".

Before suing and building, Dotcom still has to deal with an extradition hearing in March. The Herald noted that a New Zealand court ruled "that the January raid [against Dotcom] and seizure were unlawful" and "the nation's spy agency was found to have illegally spied on Dotcom."

 

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  • bllue
    I would like to see Hollywood get smacked down
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  • Priox
    I hope he succeeds. I would definitely support him if he took this to Kickstarter.
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  • MAC_HATER
    if he pulls this off there wont be a bar in this country where he would have to pay for his drinks that's for sure
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  • bllue
    I would like to see Hollywood get smacked down
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  • Priox
    I hope he succeeds. I would definitely support him if he took this to Kickstarter.
    27
  • drwho1
    I would like to see 5 times faster internet with 20% of the current ridiculously high prices here in the US.
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