Google launches giant undersea internet cable – Telegraph.co.uk
Demand for faster internet speeds and extra capacity is increasing as more devices go online and amid the growth of cloud internet services, which Google is a significant player in.
Almost all international internet traffic runs via undersea cables, but in the internetâs earlier days much of the traffic was via satellites.
The $300m (Â£220m) âFasterâ cable system will connect to hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle, and two points in Japan.
Google is also backing a project to build a cable between Florida and Brazil due to be finished by the end of the year, while Microsoft and Facebook recently announced a trans-atlantic cable between Virginia Beach and Bilbao in Spain.
âFaster is one of just a few hundred submarine cables connecting various parts of the world, which collectively form an important backbone that helps run the internet,â Hozle said.