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Google Invests in Its Own Transatlantic Cable, Dunant

     
2:32 pm on Jul 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Google has said it's about to establish a new, private transatlantic cable from Virginia Beach to the French Atlantic coastline, and it's names it Dunant. Google expects the cable to come online towards the end of 2020
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3:34 am on July 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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As an aside... Google Fiber [fiber.google.com] has done poorly in my city despite mailed discount offerings to entice users to switch.

Another aside... pretty soon *all* cable may be under water. [independent.co.uk]
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Google Fiber has done poorly in my city despite mailed discount offerings to entice users to switch.

Too pricey? $140/mo for internet (100 Mbps) + tv is more than double what I pay for cable (200/20) + tv here (no FTTH yet unfortunately).
pretty soon *all* cable may be under water.

Maybe then, when our memes stop downloading, we'll take global warming seriously ;-)

[edited by: robzilla at 9:31 am (utc) on Jul 20, 2018]

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Although it's headlined as 'increased connectivity', they do mention 'private' 6 times in that blog post.
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Increased connectivity for Google services alone, presumably. I don't think they'll be sharing the cable.
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>sharing

Not commercially anyways, at least from my PoV I was referring to potential snooping, given how G discovered heartbleed and tend to like exclusivity in their data collection.
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more than double what I pay
Maybe they'll have better luck marketing it in Canada. I hear internet prices are through-the-roof.