Thursday May 26, 2016

Microsoft And Facebook To Build Subsea Cable Across Atlantic

Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up on a data cable running across the Atlantic ocean connecting the US to Europe. The fourteen month long project is expected to kick off in August. In case you don't know where Europe is, the joint press release provided the following photo:

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Today we’re excited to announce the latest step in our global cloud infrastructure as Microsoft and Facebook announce plans to build "MAREA" آ– a new, state-of-the art subsea cable across the Atlantic. The new MAREA cable will help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their customers. The parties have cleared conditions to go "Contract-In-Force" with their plans, and construction of the cable will commence in August 2016 with completion expected in October 2017.