27 Mar 2017

Internet cable step closer for Cooks

From , 4:03 pm on 27 March 2017

The Cook Islands government is hoping a deal will be signed off next month to bring high-speed broadband to Samoa, the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Niue.

The Cook Islands acting Prime Minister Mark Brown says there have been significant discussions between the countries over the past two weeks on the undersea cable project.

Mr Brown told Sally Round the prime minister Henry Puna was in Tahiti last week furthering talks with French Polynesia president Edouard Fritch.

Cook Islands Finance Minister Mark Brown

Cook Islands finance minister Mark Brown Photo: Cook Islands News