Microsoft and Facebook Partner for Atlantic cable from VA to Spain, a step in connecting the World

Microsoft's PR group sent me the announcement of the new Atlantic cable project with Facebook. There is a race to wire the world and this is just one more step by a couple of the big players.

There is a blog entry.

Wired has some statement from Facebook.

“If you look at the cable systems across the Atlantic, a majority land in the Northeast somewhere,” says Najam Ahmad, Facebook’s vice president of network engineering. “This gives us so many more options.”