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Facebook And Google To Build 8,000-Mile Undersea Internet Cable

By Klint Finley for WIRED. Facebook and Google are teaming up to speed Internet traffic between North America and Asia. Today, alongside partners in Asia, the two Internet giants announced they will build the longest and highest capacity undersea fiber-optic cable between the two continents. Once completed, the Pacific Light Cable Network — PLCN for short — will stretch 8,000 miles from Los Angeles to Hong Kong with an estimated capacity of 120 terabits-per-second.
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