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Google joins project to lay faster trans-Pacific cable for internet

Google is participating in a project to lay a new undersea cable between Japan and the US for internet.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Tue, Aug 12 2014 5:33 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Google is adding its support behind a project that aims to install a faster trans-Pacific cable on the ocean floor to increase internet speeds. The cable will link the west coast of the US with Japan and promises to improve global internet connectivity. The cable project is estimated to cost somewhere in the $300 million range.

Google joins project to lay faster trans-Pacific cable for internet | TweakTown.com

Google is now one of six different companies that are working together to fund the project, the other companies include China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, Google, KDDI, and Singte. NEC is participating in the project as a system supplier.

The cable will run form two locations in Japan - Chikura and Shima - across the Pacific to the US where it will connect to hubs in LA, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. The cable will offer up to 60Tbps over six fiber-pair cables.

NEWS SOURCE:theinquirer.net

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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