25
Sep
2017

Highest-capacity transatlantic data cable completed

Unfortunately, these cables are vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters. In the aftermath of the October 2012 Hurricane Sandy that wreaked havoc on the east coast of the United States, wireless, internet, and home telephone services were knocked out for days. Therefore, it was decided by Microsoft and Facebook, along with Telxius, to develop, design, build, and lay a new cable farther south than existing transatlantic connections.

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