If you think that your 5Mbps home broadband connection is fast, you need to take a look at a new Google-backed 17Tbps fat pipe for Southeast Asia. In a bid to fix the reoccurring cable-cutting problems hitting the two largest Internet backbones in Asia, Google and other Asian partners are investing in this with $400m to improve internet connections in countries including Thailand and the Philippines.
If you remember various news stories about Internet lines being cut around the world with an accent on large ports such as the Singaporean one, Hong Kong or around the Suez Canal, the lack of backups for the primary SEA-ME-WE-4 caused a lot of service disruptions in the past.
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