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Despite the recommendations of the IT pricing inquiry, Australia is supporting a proposal to prohibit the circumvention of "technological measures" such as geo-blocking.
Some of the world's leading phone companies complete the construction of an undersea cable to provide more Internet capacity between the U.S. and parts of Asia.
Two of the world's largest phone companies are joining forces with major telcos in Asia and the U.S. to build an undersea cable network that adds more network capacity and additional routes between North America with Asia.
Blogspot has re-disappeared, MSN Messenger is inaccessible from an artsy Beijing cafe, searches for Carrefour are just back from going unanswered, and the spring sky is clear.
The existing bandwidth between Asia and North America is crowded. Following FCC approval of a U.S.-China link last month, Google and five other companies have announced a Japan-U.S. link to be completed in early 2010.
As it stands, there's almost twice as much bandwidth across the Atlantic as the Pacific. But with new FCC approval for the first ever China-U.S. fiber link, this is all about to change.