Google is partnering with Facebook, Pacific Light Data Communications, and TE Subcom to build a massive, super-fast undersea cable connecting Los Angeles to Hong Kong.
People of the West Coast, get ready for faster internet. After two years of building, the undersea cable Google built between the US and Japan is now live.
Running a telecom cable from London through the Northwest Passage to Tokyo was, for a very long time, impossible: The sea route was solid ice year-round. Now, thanks to rising temperatures, the ice disappears from August to October, and a Canadian telecom startup wants to thread a 10,000-mile internet cable through…