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Google and Facebook are teaming up to build a super-fast 8,000 mile cable from Los Angeles to Hong Kong (GOOGL, GOOG, FB)

Google just announced that it's partnering with Facebook to lay a 12,800-kilometer (7,953-mile) cable from Los Angeles to Hong Kong — the fastest underwater cable ever built, beating its own record. In June 2016, Google started using FASTER, a network of Kevlar-wrapped cables starting on America's West Coast and ending in Japan, with a top capacity of 60 terabytes per second.
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