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Web search company Google Inc has agreed to build an undersea cable with five telecoms operators that will link the United States to Japan, and provide the capacity to sustain a surge in Internet traffic between the continents.
Google and the five telecoms companies said in joint statement that the 10,000 km (6,200 mile) undersea fiber optic cable, connecting the United States to Japan, will cost $300 million.
Google And Partners To Build Undersea Cable For Internet Growth [uk.reuters.com]
This is yet again another slap in the face to telcos by Google. And notice how all the partners are not US telcos. I can feel fear building up. Good going Google, open up the data market.