$1.5 billion: The cost of cutting London-Tokyo latency by 60ms

Joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sat Mar 24 01:00:13 CDT 2012

On 3/24/12 01:32 , George Bonser wrote:
>> If they could armor the cable sufficiently perhaps they could drill the
>> straigh line path through the Earth's crust (mantle and outer core) and
>> do London-Tokyo in less than 10,000km.

Current record depth of a borehole is under 12,500 meters which is a bit
short of the goal.

>> Aled
> I suggested this once when it was decided that the latency from California to the UK was too high and that I should reduce it.  The company wouldn't go for it, though.

Bandwidth delay product has undone many a well laid plan.

> G

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