During this week's Executive Council meeting, Members approved the Digital Strategy for St Helena.
The Strategy was widely consulted upon on St Helena and its overall aim is to take the Island forward and move it in line with the outside world through improvements in the Island's health, education, economy and communications.
Assistant Chief Secretary, Paul McGinnety, said:
Improved and more affordable connectivity for the whole community is a priority for St Helena Government and we are working with our partners to make this a reality. These benefits would improve all aspects of life on the Island from education to economic development to tackling the digital divide.
Councillor Lawson Henry added:
Landing this cable on St Helena will be a game changer for the Island. As a Government we must ensure that the benefits are inclusive and reach all sectors of our community and be affordable.
Source: St Helena Government