Google Takes Stake in $300 Million Dollar ‘Faster’ Trans-Pacific Undersea Cable Project
FASTER will run from Chikura and Shima in Japan to the West Coast, where it will feed hubs in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle. The project, which is estimated to cost $300 million, will be started soon with an expected completion date in the first half of 2016. The consortium includes NEC among other major tech companies.
This isn’t the first major undersea project Google has undertaken. The company was involved in the UNITY submarine communications cable, which was installed in 2008.