23 Sep 2014

American Samoa told why new cable needed

5:16 am on 23 September 2014

The company which manages the undersea fibre optic cable linking Samoa, American Samoa and Hawaii has revealsed more details of a planned new cable.

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ASH Cable is one third owned by the American Samoa Government.

The company says the remaining lifespan of the current cable is about 7 years - the requirement for a replacement.

The World Bank and Asian Development Bank are committing 35 million US dollars for the new cable while the American Samoa Government is also being asked to contribute.