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Facebook, Google to Lay New Undersea Cables Linking US and APAC

April 2, 2021

Google and Facebook have unveiled plans for two new undersea cables linking North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

Facebook said the new undersea cables known as Echo and Bifrost will provide vital new connections between the Asia-Pacific region and North America, delivering much-needed internet capacity, redundancy, and reliability.

Google on Monday announced its investment in Echo that will run from Eureka, California to Singapore, with a stop-over in Guam, with plans to also land in Indonesia. Echo will be the first-ever cable to directly connect the U.S. to Singapore with direct fiber pairs over an express route.

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