Tonga signs internet deal


THE Tongan government has signed a deal for a high-speed, satellite internet connection.
Satellite operator Kacific Broadband Satellites said it had signed a 15-year agreement with the state-owned Tonga Satellite.
It will connect communities in nearly 90 remote outer islands with high-speed internet, Kacific said.
Kacific chief executive Christian Patouraux said that until now, rural areas depended on urban centres to distribute bandwidth to them.