Internet cable for St Helena: ‘We’re interested’, says the Castle

The cost of connecting St Helena up to an undersea internet cable would be “very substantial”, according to the island government. It has confirmed that it is investigating the idea. But the man behind the Connect St Helena campaign has challenged a claim – from an unnamed source – that the price could reach $50 million. Christian von […]

Minister reveals efforts to secure high-speed web link

New hope of faster and cheaper internet access for St Helena has emerged in the House of Commons in London. Members of Parliament have been told that St Helena Government (SHG) is trying to secure a high-speed broadband connection for the island, instead of having to rely on the Cable & Wireless satellite link. The […]

Saints add voices to broadband campaign

Saint Helenians are being asked to add their weight to the campaign to secure a high-speed internet link for their island. Here’s one contribution on the campaign website, from Johnny Clingham, an island blogger now exiled to the UK: ‘I’m an IT engineer and I would love to return to my island to start an […]

Who wants to go to an island where iPhones don’t work?

  St Helena’s dismal internet connection will deter people from travelling to the island when its airport is built, according to a telecoms blogger in Germany. Martin Sauter, “a thought leader” in the industry, is aghast that St Helena’s 4,000 residents have to share a broadband connection that has less than half the bandwidth of […]