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International Connections on a Suffolk Beach

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Work on what’s been called a ‘super cable’ linking the UK with the Netherlands, has been underway here on the Suffolk coast.

The new fibre optic cable will connect data centres in both countries – will be the first of its kind in the North Sea – and replace cables first laid in the late 1990s – and almost doubling the data traffic capacity for internet use.

Leaving the shore at Pakefield – the new cable and eventually making its way across the sea to the Dutch city of IJmuiden.

Similar fibre optic connections already exist between London and Dublin – and now Amsterdam will be added to the network.

Although work on Pakefield beach has been completed, it will take until the middle of August before the work off the Lowestoft coast is completed.

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