Google is running a new communications cable under the sea from New York to Bude to speed up connections and cope with increased internet demand. It is said to allow greater security than is available currently over the public internet.
The underwater data cable has been named after computer science programming pioneer, Grace Hopper, who invented one of the first linkers. The multi-million dollar project will boost the transfer of data by installing 16 pairs of fibre cable over a distance of nearly 3,300 miles, sometimes at depths of more than 8,000 metres. It will be completed in 2022.
Will it help Bude enjoy better internet capability or mobile provision? Probably not but I’m no technical expert.