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Google Backs $300M Undersea Fiber Optic Cable to Japan | Group9 Communications
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While owning its own cable is primarily a cost-saving measure for Google, Stronge says, it also helps the company maintain service to customers of products like Gmail in South America by making it easier for the company to mirror its U.S. data centers in in other locations.
The difference may be tiny-taking around 50 milliseconds to retrieve data from a data center in Sao Paulo and 100 milliseconds to pull it off of a server in the U.S., for example-but when users expect their connections to be speedy and seamless, it doesn't go unnoticed.
"You can feel that when you're using the Internet, " Stronge says.
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