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Marea: The future of subsea cables


Watch on-demand video of Microsoft President Brad Smith, technology leaders and government officials speaking about the Marea subsea cable on Sept. 22 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Microsoft, Facebook and Telxius complete the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic

People and organizations rely on global networks every day to provide access to internet and cloud technology. Those systems enable tasks both simple and complex, from uploading photos and searching webpages to conducting banking transactions and managing air-travel logistics. Most people are aware of their daily dependency on the internet, but few understand the critical role played by the subsea networks spanning the planet in providing that connectivity.

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