Internet is expensive in New Zealand and Kim Dotcom, the big internet entrepreneur that founded MegaUpload, has plans that would offer free broadband to all New Zealanders. Kim Dotcom is still facing extradition in the MegaUpload case where FBI charged him with piracy crimes.
The internet millionaire plans to have a meeting with the founders of Pacific Fibre. The company wanted to build New Zealand's second international internet link in one of their previous ambitious plans. They were forced to quit ahead as they failed to raise enough money.
Dotcom plans a new service on the site Me.ga which will be similar to the now-closed file sharing site Megaupload.com. In an interview given to ONE News Kim Dotcom said that Me.ga will fund a part of the needed $400 million and it will help Pacific Fibre finish its ambitious project by bringing in other investors and backbone providers. Dotcom further declared that "Me.ga would be the single largest customer on the new cable and our presence here would attract new internet businesses to open in NZ".
Free internet access for New Zealand inhabitants might be possible if foreign companies, users and even governments pay for storing and accessing data that will be stored on New Zealand servers. Let's just hope that US film studios and the US government won't try to stop Kim Dotcom.