The Auckland Fibre situation

Cloudflare have now setup a data center in Auckland which is great news for customers latency.

It was interesting to read about the Auckland fibre situation.

The Auckland fiber situation is an interesting one. Auckland is situated around a harbour. Over this harbour is a bridge which most of the fiber in the city runs across, with a small amount running via a much longer path around the harbour (think 30km longer fiber runs). Purchasing fiber between the areas of the city separated by the harbour costs more than a Kim Dotcom political party (i.e. a lot of money).