New Undersea Cable Lands In Australia, Cheaper Internet Come September

On Tuesday, our good friend and ex-Giz editor Seamus was down at Collaroy in Sydney to welcome the arrival of a new underwater cable that promises to boost Australia’s internet capacity by 50 per cent and offer competition to the Tier 1 telcos for cheaper broadband.This is the same cable we watched the heroes lay in the Tyco Durable ship back in March.

According to Shay, everything should go online around the September mark, although from his Midnight Update video, it looks like a pretty swish setup already. And when it does go online, we can expect either much cheaper broadband deals, or much higher data allowances for the money we’re paying now. I for one can’t wait.

[Midnight Update]