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Google's 60Tbps Pacific cable welcomed with champagne in Japan

Scheduled to be ready in 2016, FASTER will have the highest-ever capacity across the Pacific Ocean

  • Workers arrange cable for the transpacific FASTER Internet undersea cable system. The 60 Tbps system is scheduled to be ready for service in 2016.

  • Telecom company officials pour champagne on one end of the transpacific FASTER cable at Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan, June 15, 2015, in a good luck ceremony. The 60 Tbps system is scheduled to be ready for service in 2016.

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