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Google will connect the US and Japan with two submarine cables for $1 billion

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr12,2024

The Google company will connect the USA and Japan with two underwater cables for $1 billion

The Google corporation plans to improve the quality of digital communication between the USA and Japan. For this, the company plans to lay two new underwater cables across the Pacific Ocean. Investments in the project will reach $1 billion, writes Reuters. 

Two underwater cables Proa and Taihei speed up communication between by the United States, Japan and several other Pacific island countries.  

Building on the commitment of the United States and Australia to jointly fund submarine cables in October 2023, the United States and Japan plan to cooperate with like-minded partners to build reliable and more sustainable networks and intend to allocate funds for the laying of submarine cables in the Pacific region, Joint statement by US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

Google specifies that the Proa submarine cable  will connect the United States, Japan, the Northern Mariana Islands and the island of Guam, and theTaihei  cable — USA, Japan and Hawaii. The corporation will also finance the construction of a cross-channel cable between Hawaii, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam.

The corporation will work with Japanese companies, including KDDI, Arteria Networks, Philippines-based Citadel Pacific and CNMI, to improve digital communications in the region.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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