Facebook and Microsoft announced their plan to build a more than 6400 kilometres long underwater data cable connecting the US with the EU.

The two companies didn’t disclose the cost of the project but they said that the new cable, called MAREA, will be the highest-capacity undersea cable yet across the Atlantic and it will help the two companies “meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their customers.”

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