Google Building Pacific Fiber Cable

Google is reportedly in negotiations to build a fibre optic cable across the Pacific to link its US operations with Asia. Australian magazine Communications Day claimed that the search giant is in talks with Asian and Australian companies over the 'Unity' project to lay a Google-owned line from the west coast of the US to the Asian subcontinent. The move would provide Google with substantial future cost savings, since it would give an 'at cost' link to the fastest growing internet population on the planet and reduce the company's dependence on third parties.

"Additional infrastructure for the internet is good for users and there are a number of proposals to add a Pacific submarine cable. We are not commenting on any of these plans," said a Google spokesman. The proposed line could be in service by the end of 2009.

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Yeah well, I mean, where I like, in the UK, I can only get 512kbps, soo.... yeah, when the hell is the UK gonna get in gear and reline the net?!?!

Rich
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the US being in the stone ages?! I WANT RID OF DATA LIMTS (most australian ISPs are going beyond download limits now, uploads are widely being counted for the same allowance or less)

I'm ready for google to build this thing and light up a ton of fiber across the united states. I'm tired of the US being in the stone ages when it comes to internet by comparison to other places.

HoochieMamma said,
Don't you DARE say something like that until you have come here to Australia and seen our ISP's and their costs/services.

I know, they sit there whinging about how their 'unlimited' plans are getting capped at around 70gb and others are casually saying how they do 10gb a day

Soldier101 said,
I'm ready for google to build this thing and light up a ton of fiber across the united states. I'm tired of the US being in the stone ages when it comes to internet by comparison to other places.

What part of "Google is reportedly in negotiations to build a fibre optic cable across the Pacific to link its US operations with Asia" did you not understand?