Google will link US and Europe by subsea internet cable

The new subsea cable will connect the US, the UK, and Spain

Google subsea cable

Google will link US and Europe by subsea internet cable. Source: shutterstock.com

Google has announced it will build a subsea cable with landing points in New York, the US, in Bude, the UK, and Bilbao, Spain.

The cable, named after computer scientist Grace Hopper, will be equipped with 16 fiber pairs, a significant upgrade to the internet infrastructure connecting the US with Europe.

Grace Hopper will incorporate novel optical fiber switching that will increase reliability in global communications. That would allow Google to better move traffic around outages.

According to the report, the rollout is planned for 2022. The cable will be built by SubCom, a New Jersey-based subsea cable provider.

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