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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Manchester, United Kingdom
Although the idea of the Internet “making the world a better place” is often ridiculed today, it’s easy to forget that this decade began amid optimism that new technologies would connect people, broaden access to information, and generate abundant new economic opportunities. Today, however, governments around the world are considering policies that would undermine the Internet’s openness and global reach. By Shamel Azmeh
Wednesday 20 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Police investigation is underway to determine the cause of Tonga's submarine fibre optic cable cut after receiving a report from Tonga Cable Ltd. earlier this month.
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Tuesday 22 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's sudden internet cable black out Sunday night, is now going into its third day after a fault in a fibre optic submarine cable has cut its main connection with the world.
Monday 29 January 2018

New York, USA
Each new wave of technology increased productivity and access to knowledge. Technology powered globalization and economic growth. For decades, it made the world a better place. We assumed it always would. Then came 2016, when the Internet revealed two dark sides. By Roger McNamee.
Thursday 15 May 2014

Neiafu, Vava'u
A ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the laying of a submarine fiber optic telecommunication cable from Tongatapu to Vava'u was officiated by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano in Neiafu, Vava'u yesterday, 14 May.
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Monday 9 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s high speed internet will be on show during a Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC) Conference, PacINET to be held on September 9-13 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s high speed internet is expected to be commissioned on August 21 by King Tupou VI. The fibre-optic cable network would then go live to the public, said Paula Ma'u the CEO for the Ministry of Information and Communication.
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Tuesday 11 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's high speed internet is expected to be launched on August 5, after a multi-million dollar submarine fibre optic cable network goes live. The landing of the first cable in Tonga was celebrated this morning in Sopu after the arrival of the 'Ile de Re' French cable ship from Fiji, on June 10.
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Wednesday 24 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australian National Rugby League players are visiting Tonga together with the Australian Federal Police to conduct a three-day Cyber Safety Pasifika program, aimed to educate and raise public awareness among the community, particularly school children, on the risks and danger involving the internet.
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Tuesday 9 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Cable Ltd. has moved into a new two-storey building at Sopu ready to operate a US$33 million submarine fibre-optic cable telecommunications network for Tonga, expected to be completed by the end of July 2013.
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Thursday 21 August 2008
Niuatoputapu,Tonga
The remote island of Niuatoputapu in northern Tonga accessed the World Wide Web for the first time on Wednesday August 13.
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Wednesday 11 June 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
Mr Ian Thomson has been appointed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to coordinate its work on the Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System (Pacific RICS) and Oceania One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) projects.
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Friday 16 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has a new reputation as a leader in world web pornography, this week being ranked as one of the top ten country suffixes for web porn publishing.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The international fight against child pornography on the internet has come to Tonga, after it was revealed that six child pornography domains on the Internet are registered to a Nuku‘alofa address. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Millennium wake-up call for Tonga came at the end of 1999 when Crown Prince Tupouto'a announced that he was bidding for a licence to provide a second telephone carrier, and that he was going to introduce wireless technology where, "the customer should be able to buy a computer, plug it in, pull out an aerial and make a phone call. At the same time, he should be able to swipe a card on the computer, establish an account and switch to his favourite TCV channel while he is talking on the phone." A lot of work has been done since then to introduce wireless technology to Tonga, but finally a date has been set for July 2 when the newly formed Tonfön, a trade name owned by Shoreline Communications, will launch its telephone system in Nuku‘alofa. Tonfön also has a fibre optic cable system on the drawing board. Interview with Soane Ramanlal of Tonfön. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A second Internet Service Provider for Tonga, Kaivai, has yet to go into operation. A licence was issued last year for the new ISP following an invitation from government for applications for licences. It was part of government’s open policy on licences for operators in the mass media, television and FM radio stations, and Internet Service Providers. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
"I have never understood what too advanced means," says Crown Prince Tupouto'a, who believes that wireless telephones and a fibre optic internet connection will provide liberation for the common man greater than that originally given him by the automobile. He says that governments all over the world will have to downsize and become much smarter at collecting their revenue... and tax people when they spend and not when they earn. Interview: HRH Crown Prince Tupouto‘a. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s current internet charges should be seen in the context of remote Pacific Islands, and are on par with those islands that do not have a subsidised internet, said Jon Morris, the General Manager of Cable & Wireless plc Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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