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High-speed Undersea Cable to Link US, Asia

A consortium of six global companies, including Google, announced plans to lay the world’s fastest undersea cable between the United States and Japan by the end of 2016. The trans-Pacific cable reportedly will be capable of transmitting digital data at a speed of 60 terabytes per second. The $300 million system, called “FASTER,” will be financed jointly by California-based Google and five Asian technology companies, they announced in a press release. These include China Mobile...

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