Google wants more fiber

Google reportedly wants to build--or help someone else build--an undersea fiber cable in the Pacific Ocean to handle growing Internet traffic demands between the East and West. A consortium that includes several carriers previously has discussed building the so-called unity cable in the Pacific, and Google may be part of the team, though it won't say whether it's involved or not.

The original report in on Google's interests, which appeared in Communications Day, cited unnamed sources. Other reports since have noted that Google owns some dark fiber and appears interested in bidding on wireless spectrum, but it seems unlikely the company would actually want to own a fiber cable or do anything more than lend its name in support of the need for a new cable.

For more:
- InformationWeek has this story, which includes a link to Communications Day
- Light Reading
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