Google to create one-of-a-kind cable connecting Myrtle Beach to South America

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Google officials have chosen the Grand Strand as their US location for a one-of-a-kind cable, WPDE reported.

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It will run from Myrtle Beach State Park and will connect to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

Firmina will be the longest cable ever to feature single-end power feeding capability.

This means as long as any of one of the sources is on- the entire cable works.

It’s meant to boost access to Google services for internet users across both continents.

Park officials said it also opens up the door for economic opportunity.

Director of SC state parks, Paul McCormack, said “Overall, I think it is going to bring opportunities for jobs and better connectivity in the area, the Pee Dee area.”

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Much more logistical work has to be done before the cable will come to life.

Leaders said there will be no changes at the park beside an access point for workers.

ABC15 reached out to Google officials for comment and is waiting to hear back.

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