Guardian UK reports.on the announcement.
Google backs world's fastest internet cable
• Undersea line set to run 5,000 miles across southeast Asia
• £245m cable marks latest investment in net infrastructure
In little more than a decade, Google has conquered the technology industry and become one of the world's most powerful companies. Its latest undertaking, however, may be one of its most ambitious: a giant undersea cable that will significantly speed up internet access around the globe.
The Californian search engine is part of a consortium that confirmed its plans to install the new Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC) yesterday, the centrepiece of a $400m (£245m) project that will create the highest capacity system ever built.
Gigaom references the 2008 SJC proposal.
The original SJC proposal