Mar 29, 2021

Facebook undersea cable to boost South East Asia internet

The cables will be the first to directly connect North America to the main parts of Indonesia, Facebook added. "We are working with partners and regulators to meet all of the concerns that people have, and we look forward to that cable being a valuable, productive trans-Pacific cable," he added. The PLCN - funded by Facebook and Alphabet, Google's parent company - was originally intended to link the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines. These plans were withdrawn last year following national security concerns raised by the Trump administration, but Facebook confirmed it was still working on them. A separate proposal with Amazon to connect San Francisco with Hong Kong through undersea cables was also abandoned last year.

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