Early indicator of Google Data Center growth? $400 SE Asia Japan cable project

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.

Google’s Underwater Ambitions Expand

By Stacey Higginbotham December 11, 2009 1 Comment

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The original SJC proposal