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US officials oppose Google, Facebook plan for LA-Hong Kong subsea cable - report

Wednesday 28 August 2019 | 16:23 CET | News
US officials are seeking to block an undersea cable backed by Google, Facebook and a Chinese partner in a national-security review, people involved in the discussions told the Wall Street Journal. The Justice Department, which leads a multiagency panel that reviews telecommunications matters, has signaled opposition to the project because of concerns over its Chinese investor, Beijing-based Dr. Peng Telecom & Media Group Co, and the direct link to Hong Kong the cable would provide, the report said.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Facebook / Google
Countries: Hong Kong / United States
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