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Google's underwater internet cable connecting US, Japan is going live

The 9,000 kilometer cable will boost internet speeds throughout Asia as well as on the West Coast of the US.

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Back in 2014, Google became one of several companies investing in a $300 million underwater internet cable linking the West Coast of the US to Japan. On Thursday, that cable is going live.

Nicknamed "Faster," the 9,000-kilometer (5,600-mile) cable will connect Oregon to the coastal Japanese cities of Chiba and Mie. The connection will run 60 terabits per second, which is about 10 million times faster than the standard cable modem.

Google partnered with Global Transit, China Telecom Global, Singtel, China Mobile International and KDDI to make the investment. Japan's NEC built the cable, which promises to improve internet speeds throughout Asia, as well as in West Coast cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Google did not immediately respond to request for comment.