The cable is named after computer…

The cable is named after computer scientist Grace Hopper….

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Google first announced the internet cable in July 2020. 

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Google’s newest subsea internet cable has landed in the UK. The Grace Hopper cable stretches 3,900 miles — connecting New York, the UK and Spain. The cable landed in Bude, Cornwall on Tuesday. 

“Grace Hopper represents a new generation of trans-Atlantic cable coming to the UK shores and is one of the first new cables to connect the US and the UK since 2003,” said Jane Stowell, strategic negotiator of Global Infrastructure for Google, in a blog post. 

This isn’t Google’s first subsea cable. Earlier this year, the company announced the Firmina subsea internet cable that will stretch across South America. And in July, Google announced a partnership with Sparkle to create the Blue and Raman subsea cable systems. The Grace Hopper cable is designed to send up to 350 terabytes of data per second and to reduce internet outages with “fibre switching,” Google said.

More to come. 

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