[SIGCIS-Members] Google's Grace Hopper Subsea Cable Lands in the UK

Brian Randell brian.randell at newcastle.ac.uk
Tue Sep 21 02:40:59 PDT 2021


From PCMag:

"Google's Grace Hopper undersea cable has landed in the UK. Acting as a new link between the US, UK, and Spain, the internet cable stretches 3,900 miles from New York to Cornwall and Bilbao.
Grace Hopper, one of the first new cables to bridge the US and UK since 2003, joins Google's quartet of private networks—Curie, Dunant, Equiano, and Firmina—in tethering distant continents along the ocean floor. . . . The cable is named after computer science pioneer Grace Brewster Murray Hopper, US Navy rear admiral and inventor of one of the first linkers—critical in the development of the high-level COBOL programming language. She is also credited as an early programmer of the Harvard Mark 1 computer and was awarded 40 honorary degrees from universities across the world. Hopper died at the age of 85 on Jan. 1, 1992."

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