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Google cable to connect UK, US and Spain

July 28, 2020

Google has revealed plans to build a new undersea network cable connecting the US, UK and Spain.

The online giant says it is incorporating new technology into the cable, which it claims is a significant upgrade to existing lines.

Jayne Stowell, who oversees construction of Google’s undersea cable projects, told the BBC it needed an internet connection that could be relied upon.

“It’s not enough to have a single cable because any element in the network can break from time to time, and if it’s 8,000 metres under the sea, it takes a while to repair,” she said.

The project is expected to be completed by 2022.

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