19 Aug 2014

Our First Internet Hookup - John Houlker

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:21 pm on 19 August 2014

Find out more about the internet coming to New Zealand at Down to the Wire

Back in 1989, New Zealand made its first internet connection.

The connection that was plugged into the University of Waikato was the first internet connection in the entire Asia Pacific region.

Twenty-five years later Simon Mercep speaks to the man who plugged in our very first router, John Houlker, about the rocky path to our connectivity.