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Google And Asian Telecoms Are Building A $300 Million Undersea Cable Connecting The US To Japan

• Business Insider

To be named "FASTER," the cable network will have an initial capacity of 60 terabits per second and will connect Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Oregon and Seattle to Chikura and Shima in Japan.

NEC Corp, which will be the system supplier for the cable network, said in a statement that construction would begin immediately and the network would be ready for service in the second quarter of 2016.

The network would also be able to connect to neighboring cable systems to extend its capacity beyond Japan to other Asian countries.

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