Internet Traffic Begins to Bypass the U.S.

Matthew Moyle-Croft mmc at internode.com.au
Sun Sep 14 22:38:43 CDT 2008


Other cable systems predated FLAG (at least for voice).

SEA-ME-WE predates FLAG by almost a decade.   I'm sure some digging  
would reveal a bit more on that path either submarine or terrestrial.

MMC

On 15/09/2008, at 11:06 AM, Joe Abley wrote:

>
> On 14 Sep 2008, at 19:41, Jean-François Mezei wrote:
>
>> Did western europe ever really have a primary route via the USA to  
>> reach
>> asia  ?
>
> Yes, I think so. If I remember correctly, before FLAG started laying  
> cables, there was no terrestrial route to Asia from Europe that  
> didn't involve North America.
>
>
> Joe
>
>
>

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