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Google's Firmina subsea cable will connect the US to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay


Aerial view of crowded beach in the city of Mar del Plata, the most famous watering place in the atlantic coast of Argentina, south america. Rudimencial via Getty Images

Google is making a big push to improve connectivity in South America with its new Firmina subsea cable. It'll run from the US East Coast to Las Toninas, Argentina, with additional connections in Punda del Este, Uruguay and Praia Grande, Brazil. Notably, Google says this is the longest subsea cable in the world that can be powered from a single end, which should help to stabilize its connection amid power supply issues. Firmina marks Google's 16th undersea cable investment, which also includes the Curie cable connecting the US and Chile, and the Grace Hopper cable that reaches the U.K. and Spain.

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