Google backs an undersea cable that may give the web an enormous velocity increase

Google backs an undersea cable that will give the internet a big speed boost

The web is quickest when you’ve a direct connection to the websites you are making an attempt to succeed in, however that is a frightening problem within the Pacific — undersea community cables can value lots of of hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is subsequently good to listen to that Google and a number of telecom giants (China Cellular, China Telecom, International Transit, KDDI and SingTel) are backing FASTER, a $300 million fiber optic cable that runs between Japan and the US. Because the identify implies, it is all about rushing up knowledge transfers between Asia and the Americas; the cable ought to supply a whopping 60 terabits per second of bandwidth between the 2 areas, which makes even Google’s gigabit residence web service look puny by comparability. You will not see the distinction till FASTER is completed within the second quarter of 2016, however it guarantees to enhance the web as an entire when it is prepared. Do not be stunned if overseas multiplayer video games and video streams get noticeably smoother inside a few years.

[Picture credit score: US Pacific Fleet, Flickr]

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