- Google announced a new undersea cable television task on Wednesday. The tech company plans to lay a cable running from the US East Coast to Argentina.
- The cable television will also make stops in Brazil and Uruguay.
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Google announced Wednesday it’s preparing to lay a giant undersea cable running from the United States to practically the bottom of South America.The cable, which Google has actually called “Firmina”after Brazilian author Maria Firmina dos Reis, will run from the East Coast of the United States to the town of Las Toninas in Argentina, with stop-off points along the method in Brazil and Uruguay. Google also said the cable television
will be capable of running on simply a single source of power, so if the power goes out at one end it won’t shut down. According to Google, Firmina will be the longest cable television worldwide capable on working on single-source power.Google did not
say in its declaration precisely how long Firmina will be, or when Google will start laying it.
Google has already laid countless miles of undersea cables around the world, and announced in March that, together with Facebook, it’s moneying 2 brand-new cables running from the US West Coast to Singapore and Indonesia. In July 2020 it revealed it was laying an undersea cable linking up New york city with the UK and Spain.