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Facebook, Google Announce Plans for Undersea Cables Joining Asia, North America

After canceling plans for undersea cables connecting the United States with Hong Kong because of U.S. government pressure, Facebook and Google now say they will run similar cables to Singapore and Indonesia.  

“Named Echo and Bifrost, those will be the first two cables to go through a new diverse route crossing the Java Sea, and they will increase overall subsea capacity in the trans-Pacific by about 70%,” Facebook’s vice president of network investments, Kevin Salvadori, told the Reuters news agency.

Salvadori would not comment on the cost of the project.

He said the Echo cable, which is being built in partnership with details ⇒

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