Google to lay US-Asia undersea cable


Google has been involved in similar projects before, including a 2008 deal to build an ultra-high-speed submarine cable to carry internet and other traffic between Japan and the United States.

Google is partnering with five Asian telecom firms to build a $US300 million ($A324. 6 million) underwater cable across the Pacific Ocean to meet surging internet use.

The project, named FASTER, would see the 9,000-kilometre fibre-optic cable stretch from two points in Japan to the United States, with extensions to other Asian locations later on, the companies said.

Read more here: Business Spectator


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