Facebook and Google to Build Transpacific Submarine Cable

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This is an interesting example of how the growth of commerce (in this case improved bandwidth) relies on the security of the sea. Preserving such important avenues to grow commerce and improve the quality of life (in this case, internet access) rely on underwater superiority against bad actors that could potentially disrupt these innovations if left unchecked. 

Facebook has partnered with Google to pay for construction of what will be one of the highest-capacity submarine cable systems stretching across the Pacific Ocean, connecting Los Angeles to Hong Kong. This is a second such partnership Facebook has gotten involved in and yet another example of changes happening in the submarine cable industry, which has traditionally been dominated by consortia of private and government-owned carriers.

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