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Regions to connect to transpacific submarine internet cable

03 Apr, 2020

Some great news for Queensland’s regional businesses struggling to get fast and reliable internet access to overseas markets. Thanks to a major Queensland Government initiative, regional businesses are set to get high-speed internet access to Asia and the United States. Innovation Minister Kate Jones recently announced QCN Fibre will be to connecting up to the undersea Japan-Guam-Australia South Cable System (JGA South Submarine Cable) via the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable. QCN Fibre CEO Derek Merdith said “access to the undersea fibre-optic cable would enable QCN Fibre to deliver key benefits to Queensland regional telecommunications consumers. “It means Queensland is the first-ever fibre optic cable on Australia’s east coast, offering essential diversity and up to 18 terabits of capacity between Queensland and key destinations in Asia and the US. “This is also the first time in Australia’s history that critical network diversity between Queensland and Sydney will be provided by an undersea cable. This is long overdue as this type of network protection is not only important for global businesses, who demand additional security, but Queenslanders who now have a direct connection to global businesses while bringing historic network protection. “Once the undersea-cable station is operational, the Sunshine Coast…

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