Google builds fast and reliable infrastructure to best serve the billions of users who enjoy our products from Search to Android, and the billion+ users of our GCP customers who build their businesses on top of the same network. Today we announced that we’re investing in the new Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), which will span 12,800 km between Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
This new submarine cable should be completed by summer 2018, ten years after we started Unity, the first of our transpacific cables. When it comes into service, PLCN will be the highest-capacity trans-Pacific route, a record currently held by another Google cable, FASTER. Our job in delivering the lowest-latency and highest-performance network is never done :-)https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2016/10/new-undersea-cable-expands-capacity-for-Google-APAC-customers-and-users.html