The new line will increase the bandwidth and speed of all Google services
Search giant Google announced yesterday that the company plans to lay a new fiber-optic cable along the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in order to provide greater network reliability. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2022.
The new line will increase the bandwidth and speed of all Google services, including Meet, Gmail and Google Cloud. The new cable will connect New York (USA), Bude (UK) and Bilbao (Spain).
Google plans to lay new internet cable across the Atlantic
The new global internet cable has already been named Grace Hopper. Grace Hopper, an American scientist and Commodore of the US Navy, was one of the first to write programs for the Harvard Mark I computer, and also developed the first compiler for a computer programming language.
Google earlier this year contracted SubCom to lay the cable across the Atlantic Ocean. This is the first cable to be laid across the ocean to the coast of Spain.
Previously, Google has laid three cables between the US and Chile, the US and France, and Portugal and South Africa.