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U.S. tries to block 8,000-mile Google & Facebook undersea cable over security concerns

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Published on August 30, 2019 - Duration: 00:57s

U.S. tries to block 8,000-mile Google & Facebook undersea cable over security concerns

Google and Facebook are building the fastest underwater data cable ever built, however, it's at risk of being abandoned on the grounds of national security.

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U.S. tries to block 8,000-mile Google & Facebook undersea cable over security concerns

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Google's 8,000-mile subsea cable, known as the Pacific Light Cable Network, plans to provide ultra high capacity internet transmissions between Los Angeles and Hong Kong by using new fiber optics with a capacity of up to 120 terabytes of data per second.

However, The Wall Street Journal reports that a panel led by the Justice Department known as "Team Telecom" has signaled opposition over national security concerns with the cable's private Chinese backer, the telecommunications company, Dr. Peng.

Business Insider states that many Chinese companies maintain a close relationship with the Chinese government to ensure a "favorable business environment," thus making them susceptible to being utilized by the CCP.

If successful, the cable could grant U.S. companies greater access to other developing markets in Asia, such as the Philippines and Malaysia.

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Team Telecom disagreeing 3.

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U.S interest in Asian markets VOICEOVER (in English): "Google's 8,000-mile subsea cable, known as the Pacific Light Cable Network, plans to provide ultra high capacity internet transmissions between L.A.

And Hong Kong by using new fiber optics with a capacity of up to 120 terabytes of data per second." "However, The Wall Street Journal reports that a panel led by the Justice Department known as 'Team Telecom' has signaled opposition over national security concerns with the cable's private Chinese backer, the telecommunications company, Dr. Peng." "Business Insider states that many Chinese companies maintain a close relationship with the Chinese government to ensure a 'favorable business environment,' thus making them susceptible to being utilized by the CCP." "If successful, the cable could grant U.S. companies greater access to other developing markets in Asia, such as the Philippines and Malaysia." SOURCES: Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/us-officials-may-undersea-cable-china-google-facebook-backed-wsj-2019-8 *** For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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