Was the Author of This Renesys Piece Stoned When New Zealand Was Classified as Having a Low Risk of Disconnection from the Internet?December 1st, 2012
If you have only 1 or 2 companies at your international frontier, we classify your country as being at severe risk of Internet disconnection. Those 61 countries include places like Syria, Tunisia, Algeria, Turkmenistan, Libya, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Myanmar, and Yemen.
New Zealand is hanging by a single thread called Southern Cross:
Everyone knows that you don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.
In New Zealand, however, the whole damn show is A) dependent on a single submarine cable operator that is B) majority owned by Telecom New Zealand, a company that has been slapped with the largest ever fine for anti-competitive conduct in New Zealand.
One operator, two submarine cable landing points.
Low risk of disconnection?
Labour’s communications spokesperson Clare Curran said, “This shows the Government’s inaction and disregard for our international infrastructure could have equally catastrophic consequences for New Zealand. This is a crisis for New Zealand.”
And maybe Renesys should look at the facility in the central Auckland where this country has, quite literally, gone all in. The thing screams, “Take this country down. I’m right here, undefended, all in one place. Hit me.” I assume that Renesys is able to figure out this address on their own. Have a look at that, even in Google Street View and then tell me that NZ is at a low risk of being disconnected from the Internet. HAHA.
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