Facebook is investing in undersea fiber-optic Internet cabling that will connect much of Asia with the Internet, and by extension, the rest of North America. The social network has contributed an undisclosed amount to the $450 million in total funding the Asia Pacific Gateway has received, the BBC reports.
The Asia Pacific Gateway will bring Internet access to a large sectoin of Southeast Asia, running 6,200 miles from Malaysia to Japan. The project is also backed by China’s leading telecoms China Unicom and China Telecom.
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