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Google just flipped the switch on its new undersea cable

The new cable is a branch of its FASTER fiber optic undersea cable, which connects Japan to the U.S., but this branch continues on and connects Japan to Taiwan, where Google has massive data centers, the company explains in a blog post. This means data traveling from Japan to Taiwan will move as fast as 26 terabits per second, making all of Google’s services, from Hangouts to Gmail, load much faster.

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