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06.30.16
Google's undersea cable connecting US and Japan is now live
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Google's undersea cable connecting US and Japan is now live

The tech titan and its cohorts are done laying down 5,600 miles of cable in the ocean.

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10.25.15
US worries Russia would cut undersea data cables in a conflict
10.25.15

US worries Russia would cut undersea data cables in a conflict

Russia is positioning subs and ships near undersea internet cables, and that's making US officials nervous.

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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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