Undersea cable

06.28.19
Google's next undersea internet cable will link Africa and Europe
06.28.19

Google's next undersea internet cable will link Africa and Europe

The first phase of the Equiano cable should be online in 2021.

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04.08.19
Facebook wants to circle Africa with an undersea data cable
04.08.19

Facebook wants to circle Africa with an undersea data cable

It could help the company connect more users.

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03.28.19
Google, Cuba deal could bring faster internet to the island
03.28.19

Google, Cuba deal could bring faster internet to the island

First, Cuba will need to install a new undersea fiber-optic cable.

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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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