New fiber optic connection brings broadband internet to Palau

New fiber optic connection brings broadband internet to Palau

James Lynch | Asian Development Blog

I’m here at Ngeremlengui in Palau, at the landing site for the fiber optic cable that will for the first time connect Palau to the global internet. This is a historic milestone, with the launch of the Palau submarine cable network.

ADB is the principal financier for the North Pacific Regional Connectivity Investment Project. The new cable will improve the connectivity and quality of internet services for all Palauans.

Internet capacity has increased more than ten-fold, and reliability will be better than ever before. The broadband network will allow Palau to take advantage of new IT applications, from e-health to e-education, to e-governance, benefiting businesses, communities, and the local people of Palau…(Read the full story)

 

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