Google to lay the world's longest submarine cable connecting the United States and Latin America

Google announced on Wednesday that it would lay a submarine cable connecting the United States, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina in order to improve Internet connectivity between these countries. Firmina will be the world's longest submarine cable, stretching from the east coast of the United States to Las Toninas, Argentina, and then to Praia Grande, Brazil, and Punta del Este, Uruguay. “Firmina will provide better Google services to South American users,” Google said in a statement. The submarine cable contains 12 pairs of optical fibers, which allows users to access Google products with low latency, such as Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Google cloud services, faster and safer from North America to South America.”