Google Helps Fund $300M Undersea Cable To Meet Asian Demand
Google and five Asian Internet companies will join to build FASTER, a new 60 Tbps cable connecting the U.S. and Japan.By Steven Sparkman | August 12, 2014
Tech giant Google wants to bring faster Internet to Asia ... again. The company's VP of infrastructure announced Google will once more be investing in an undersea cable connecting the U.S. to Japan.
In a Google Plus post, he announced the company would help fund FASTER, a cable with a record-setting capacity of 60 Tbps. "At Google we want our products to be fast and reliable, and that requires a great network infrastructure. ... FASTER will make the internet, well, faster and more reliable for our users in Asia."
Google will partner with five Asian companies on the project, which will be built by NEC and is expected to cost around $300 million.