Underseacable

08.15.14
Not even a sharknado will stop Google's conquest of the undersea internet
08.15.14

Not even a sharknado will stop Google's conquest of the undersea internet

How's this for Shark Week? At a recent event, one of Google's product managers revealed just how f...

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08.11.14
Google backs an undersea cable that will give the internet a big speed boost
08.11.14

Google backs an undersea cable that will give the internet a big speed boost

The internet is quickest when you have a direct connection to the sites you're trying to reach, bu...

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08.22.12
Mainland China, Taiwan send first data over direct fiber optic link, take steps towards peace and harmony
08.22.12

Mainland China, Taiwan send first data over direct fiber optic link, take steps towards peace and harmony

Relations between mainland China and Taiwan haven't always been what you'd call warm, even with ma...

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07.05.12
Facebook and others invest in 6,214-mile Asia-Pacific undersea internet cable, friend request lag to plummet
07.05.12

Facebook and others invest in 6,214-mile Asia-Pacific undersea internet cable, friend request lag to plummet

It's almost become a truism that internet connections from the Asia-Pacific region to the rest of t...

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03.20.12
New undersea cables planned for arctic passageways, frozen gamers dream of lower pings
03.20.12

New undersea cables planned for arctic passageways, frozen gamers dream of lower pings

Hot on the heels of our own reporting of cables in the South Pacific (or the lack thereof), in flie...

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08.30.10
New fiber optic cables promise to bring better, cheaper internet access to West Africa
08.30.10

New fiber optic cables promise to bring better, cheaper internet access to West Africa

Last summer, the lone undersea cable linking West Africa to the rest of the world was damaged, forc...

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01.27.10
Researchers propose using undersea internet cables to detect tsunamis
01.27.10

Researchers propose using undersea internet cables to detect tsunamis

We've heard of a few inventive ideas for detecting tsunamis, and it looks like a group of researcher...

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12.19.08
Three of four undersea internet cables get cut, hasn't affected you yet
12.19.08

Three of four undersea internet cables get cut, hasn't affected you yet

So, there's good news and bad news, and per tradition, we'll be starting with the latter. Three of f...

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04.14.08
UAE nabbed a pair of ships suspected for undersea cable cutting
04.14.08

UAE nabbed a pair of ships suspected for undersea cable cutting

Turns out the United Arab Emirates took two ships into custody on February 19th after those infamous...

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