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This is great news for the people of NZ
hope this goes ahead!

also, here's an interactive map of all of the world's submarine cables with various bits of info about each
http://www.submarinecablemap.com/
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This man will become more than my hero if he revives Pacific Fibre's project and gets it done. As reported the data caps here are terrible, the costs are high, the latencies to most game server hosts / MMORPG's are terrible because US is the "online gaming hub" so to speak (unless we purchase tunneling services). Aus/NZ players typically get the shaft when it comes to online games, e.g. WoW is 7 years old, floating in billions of $$ and they still haven't put servers in Oceania. Guild Wars 2 has zero servers anywhere near this side so competitive PvP = out the window. Etc etc.
A fiber cable straight to US will improve the situation by leaps and bounds - I will donate to Mega if Dotcom confirms he'll see this through to the end.
WoW has had Oceania servers for quite awhile...
I have trouble finding US servers in BF3 when I search for Hardcore TDM...Even with other common presets too.
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Wouldn't that be an insanely long cable, though? (Genuine question; I don't know the real distance.)

Yes but fiber is designed to be run for miles and miles. These undersea fiber cables are how internet is currently spread across the globe. If he were to put in a single OC768 line, that would provide near 40 gigabits per second of bandwidth to New Zealand. I know, not very much for a whole island, but honestly it would probably double the total bandwidth currently available there tongue.gif
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Yes but fiber is designed to be run for miles and miles. These undersea fiber cables are how internet is currently spread across the globe. If he were to put in a single OC768 line, that would provide near 40 gigabits per second of bandwidth to New Zealand. I know, not very much for a whole island, but honestly it would probably double the total bandwidth currently available there tongue.gif

went there on vacation, stayed at a friend's place, he had the best internet avaliable at the time (moot about 8 years ago) and it took around a minute to load a simple web page.

im sure any gamers in NZ would kiss dotcoms feet for more bandwidth
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last time someone bothered to lay fiber in the ocean it took what 10 years before we could reach the total bandwith cap?
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Depending on the route he followed, he would be looking at up to 9,000 miles of fiber one way, going to the SIX in Seattle as an example. If he dropped down to LA he could shave about 1,300 miles off, again depending on the path taken.

You are looking at about 8 to 9ms per 1,000 miles depending on fiber type, not including latency added by hardware. Sooo....rough estimate would be about 162ms round trip from mainland USA to NZ using 9ms per 1,000 going 9,000 miles. Factor in for hardware latency at both ends and you should stay around 200ms from fiber end to fiber end. Now clients off of those ends, the person sitting at their computer connecting to a west coast game server, should see under 300ms of latency. Something around 250.

If they used the "good stuff" and went into LA they would be around 7,300 miles of fiber at about 8ms of latency, putting them at about 117ms of latency round trip. Then just add on for the hardware and to the actual clients at each end. In any case service would be hugely improved for NZ and the gamers if they could get this sort of thing going.
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last time someone bothered to lay fiber in the ocean it took what 10 years before we could reach the total bandwith cap?

Yea, if this were to happen it wouldn't be a small bundle, it would have massive data capacity. It is the only way of doing it really, Kim could become a huge huge huge deal in NZ if he did this. The Google of NZ!
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Are you trying to tell me after all these years the guy finally wants to go legit? rolleyes.gif
     
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Just thought.. this is going to cost him many many many millions. Maybe even a billion?
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Are you trying to tell me after all these years the guy finally wants to go legit? rolleyes.gif

Nothing wrong with being legit, especially when it can make you loads of cash.
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Just thought.. this is going to cost him many many many millions. Maybe even a billion?

Yup, this would be crazy expensive, even with his hundred or so million he would need outside investors or help from the NZ Government. Which, I am thinking, after the crap they pulled on him they owe him an "Apology" in the form of a big ol fat cash pile to get this done.
    
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As long as he's not providing a platform for stolen content, fine.
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