Dear Editor,

I share this writer's outrage with the unreliable and grossly-overpriced internet service in Vanuatu. All of our ISPs are badly mis-managed and predatory of our people.

This impedes the productivity of our businesses, reducing our jobs and pay, and frustrating our lives.

I have used internet in over a hundred countries worldwide, and I can testify that poorer and less-developed countries than Vanuatu have superior internet service at much lower prices. I think that greedy owners, uncaring managers, incompetent technicians, sloppy workers, and corrupt politicians and bureaucrats all have a role in this fiasco.

It's no wonder that we have frequent outages when the ISPs bury primary internet cables without conduit under a few centimeters of dirt rather than a meter down, right in front of my house! As a new citizen of Vanuatu, I chose to risk my savings to start a new business here and provide work for both the Ni-Vanuatu and expats. This may not prove viable without better internet fairly-priced. Wake up, people of Vanuatu, and demand that our ISPs get real, for all our sakes!

Port Vila homeowner and business owner

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