Catch of the day... for Google, anyway: Transatlantic Cornwall cable hauled ashore

Catch of the day... for Google, anyway: Transatlantic Cornwall cable hauled ashore

Google's newest transatlantic subsea cable has finally been hauled ashore in Cornwall, more than a year after the megacorp revealed plans to connect the UK and US. The arrival of the Grace Hopper cable – named after the computer science pioneer – brings the 16-fibre pair (32 fibres) Google-funded cable to Bude on the picturesque northern coast of Cornwall. Once all plumbed in, the cable is expected to be able to carry around 340Tbps of capacity – that's about the same as 17.5 million people streaming 4K videos all at the same time. The cable came ashore at Crooklets Beach late yesterday afternoon, just a short seaside donkey ride from GCHQ's Bude listening post on the cliffs overlooking the sea. Those behind the project claim the investment was necessary due …
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