The new undersea cable which will bring superfast broadband to the Islands is coming ashore at Rutaki in Rarotonga, and Arutanga in Aitutaki (see photo), and deemed ready for service. But Islanders will have to wait a bit longer to reap the benefits. Local operator Avaroa Cable is still discussing with phone and internet provider Vodafone how much the service will cost. Other internet and mobile phone companies are also interested in entering the market. The 3,600 km optical fibre cable spans the South Pacific and is a collaboration between the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Samoa and Niue.