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- Google announced it will be installing an undersea internet cable that stretches from the United States to South America.
- Firmina will run from the East Coast of the United States to Las Toninas, Argentina.
- Google has stated it will be the longest single-power-sourced cable in the world.
Google revealed it will be installing an undersea internet cable that stretches from the United States to South America.
Called the "Firmina" in honor of Brazilian author Maria Firmina dos Reis, the cable will run from the East Coast of the U.S. to Las Toninas, Argentina.
According to the announcement, the cable will run via a single power source, making it more reliable and efficient.
“Firmina will be the longest cable in the world,” Google said, “capable of running entirely from a single power source at one end of the cable if its other power source(s) become temporarily unavailable—a resilience boost at a time when reliable connectivity is more important than ever.”
The announcement did not say how long the cable will be or when construction will begin.
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