U.S. tries to block 8,000-mile Google & Facebook undersea cable over security concerns

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Google's 8,000-mile subsea cable, known as the Pacific Light Cable Network, plans to provide ultra high capacity internet transmissions between Los Angeles and Hong Kong by using new fiber optics with a capacity of up to 120 terabytes of data per second.

However, The Wall Street Journal reports that a panel led by the Justice Department known as "Team Telecom" has signaled opposition over national security concerns with the cable's private Chinese backer, the telecommunications company, Dr. Peng.

Business Insider states that many Chinese companies maintain a close relationship with the Chinese government to ensure a "favorable business environment," thus making them susceptible to being utilized by the CCP.

If successful, the cable could grant U.S. companies greater access to other developing markets in Asia, such as the Philippines and Malaysia.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Cable details
2. Team Telecom disagreeing
3. Chinese governments close relationship with a Chinese company
4. U.S interest in Asian markets

VOICEOVER (in English):

"Google's 8,000-mile subsea cable, known as the Pacific Light Cable Network, plans to provide ultra high capacity internet transmissions between L.A. and Hong Kong by using new fiber optics with a capacity of up to 120 terabytes of data per second."

"However, The Wall Street Journal reports that a panel led by the Justice Department known as 'Team Telecom' has signaled opposition over national security concerns with the cable's private Chinese backer, the telecommunications company, Dr. Peng."

"Business Insider states that many Chinese companies maintain a close relationship with the Chinese government to ensure a 'favorable business environment,' thus making them susceptible to being utilized by the CCP."

"If successful, the cable could grant U.S. companies greater access to other developing markets in Asia, such as the Philippines and Malaysia."

SOURCES: Business Insider
https://www.businessinsider.com/us-officials-may-undersea-cable-china-google-facebook-backed-wsj-2019-8