Internet Traffic Begins to Bypass the U.S.

Rubens Kuhl Jr. rubensk at
Sun Sep 14 19:41:26 CDT 2008

> For instance, out of Australia we have a single, old cable going West out of
> Perth to Singapore (SEA-ME-WE3) which allows only low speed circuits, but
> we've got almost 4 (as of next year) cables going North and East out of
> Sydney.   So most Europe traffic to/from Australia is via the USA.

Which is not a political problem, as Australia, New Zealand, Canada,
Great Britain and the USA share Echelon and other intelligence
systems... Russia, France and Germain might have other feelings about
traffic going through the USA or UK when it is not directed to one of


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