Internet millionaire Kim Dotcom has put his backing
behind Orcon in a bid to bring cheaper broadband to New
The Mega founder said he shared the internet provider's
"passion" to bring affordable, unlimited broadband to
customers, and take them out of the "third world".
Mr Dotcom said bandwidth in New Zealand was 40 times more
expensive than in Europe. That was not only costing ordinary
customers more, but hurting the economy by restricting what
companies can do and acting as a deterrent to international
Mr Dotcom and Orcon today launched a campaign to push
competitors to introduce lower prices and drop data caps.
It will include a "cheeky" television advert in a poverty
campaign style, asking people to sign up to "fight the plight
of third world internet in New Zealand".
Mr Dotcom is the face of the ad, which will be aired for the
first time on Sunday and will be run alongside social media
and digital campaigns.
The internet entrepreneur made the announcement alongside
Orcon CEO Greg McAlister in central Auckland this morning.
- Patrice Dougan of APNZ