30 October 2012

St Helena Government "delighted to see solid progress being made" on SAEx cable

In a press release published today the St Helena Government welcomes recent advancements made on the SAEx cable. Julian Morris, Chief Executive of Economic Development at Enterprise St Helena, commented:
"We are all delighted to see solid progress being made and to note that a potential link to St Helena is clearly part of the plan. Although much remains to be done, not least securing sufficient funding, this development is the mark of a serious proposition and should help to unlock a project which would clearly offer huge benefits to St Helena. Naturally, we wish the project well."

For the full text, please visit http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/news.php/723/undersea-cable-deal-welcomed

High-speed broadband would be huge for education. Not only could we make better use of online materials, but with affordable broadband teachers could develop their practice from home.
I'm an IT engineer and I would love to return to my island to start an IT business, but because of the slow, expensive and unreliable internet connection this is simply impossible.
I had to leave St Helena to study. Being 5000 miles away from my family and friends is hard. Not being able to skype with them due to the slow and expensive internet on St Helena is even harder.
Socioeconomic status is now heavily reliant on broadband penetration. With the ever-growing importance of the internet, St Helena with its limited access is in danger of being left behind.