Google, with the support of the United States and Australia, is planning to expand its undersea internet cable project to eight Pacific Ocean countries: Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
This partnership, set to be announced during an official visit by the Australian Prime Minister to the White House, involves financial contributions from both governments.
Australia will provide $50 million, and the United States will contribute $15 million. This initiative aims to enhance internet connectivity in these remote Pacific nations.
This move comes as both the United States and China are actively engaging with these countries through infrastructure development and military alliances.