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Kim Dotcom wants to give New Zealand free Internet by suing the pants off of US government, Hollywood

Published Nov 5th, 2012 11:51PM EST
Kim Dotcom Free New Zealand

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Everyone would love to have free high-speed Internet service, but the question always is who will actually pay for it? If you’re Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, the answer is Hollywood and the United States government. As the New Zealand Herald reports, Dotcom has plans to build out a $400 million underwater cable to the United States that would “double New Zealand’s bandwidth” and would give New Zealand ISPs free access to high-speed Internet connectivity that they could sell to their customers at  just a fraction of current broadband prices. To help fund the project, the NZ Herald says Dotcom would consider “suing Hollywood studios and the US Government for their ‘unlawful and political destruction of my business.'” In addition to using lawsuits, Dotcom would also put up some money generated by his new Mega website to help foot the bill.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.