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Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan to go live

Google's underwater internet cable measuring 9,000 kilometre and connecting US and Japan is about to go live today. The cable is set to boost internet speeds throughout Asia as well as the west coast of the US.

Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan to go live

In 2014, it was announced by Google that it was also investing in a $300 million underwater internet cable linking the US west coast to Japan.

Nicknamed "Faster", the cable will connect Oregon to the coastal Japanese cities of Chiba and Mie. The connection will run 60 terabits per second, which is about 10 million times faster than the standard cable modem.

Google partnered with Global Transit, China Telecom Global, Singtel, China Mobile International, and KDDI to make the investment. Japan's NEC actually built the cable.

The cable would improve internet speeds throughout Asia, as well as in West Coast cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.