GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ARE GOBBLING UP THE INTERNET'S SUBSEA CABLES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ARE GOBBLING UP THE INTERNET'S SUBSEA CABLES

More than 5,700 kilometres of the Atlantic Ocean separate the coastlines of France and Virginia. But in 2020 they will be directly connected for the first time by the Dunant submarine cable which will boost internet capacity between Europe and the east coast of the US.

When Dunant becomes operational it will join more than 428 submarine cables, spanning thousands of kilometres, that makeup the backbone of the internet. But this cable is unlike any other.

Named after the Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross and winner of the first Nobel Peace Prize, the cable is owned by Google. It's the first transatlantic submarine cable that has been privately financed and deployed by one of the big tech firms.

"The issue often for the content providers – Google and Facebook – is they currently cannot source enough capacity from the existing cables for themselves," says Alan Mauldin, research director at TeleGeography, a telecoms data firm that tracks and maps subsea cables. "So they need to build to get that much access themselves.

The result is more of the internet's physical infrastructure is owned by the companies that have the biggest presence online.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This acquisition and building of sub-sea cables, will give Google even more control over content; be able to offer it to the highest bidder, and suppress independent media even more than it already does through its algorithms.

Remember what happened in pre-World War II, right after Hitler came to power in Germany??!?

He established control of all German media. He could spin any story in any direction he wanted, and did so with impunity.

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