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Google, Facebook submit revised plan for trans-pacific undersea cable, leaving out Hong Kong

Monday 31 August 2020 | 14:36 CET | News
Google and Facebook will not, after all, build their long-planned undersea cable between the US and Hong Kong, Bloomberg reported. The move comes after the officials in the US government said the link could be could be used by China to collect information on US citizens. Instead, the companies have submitted a revised proposal that includes links to Taiwan and the Philippines. The new filing does not include Hong Kong-based Pacific Light Data Communication Co, a partner in the original plan and a concern for US security agencies that cited its links to mainland China's Dr. Peng Telecom &

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Companies: FCC
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