Tag: Bandwidth

  • As airfare soars, transpacific data prices plummet

    Anyone who has watched airfare prices between the United States and East Asia in recent years has noticed a pronounced rise. A year ago, this correspondent found it more affordable to fly from Beijing to Istanbul and then Istanbul to New York instead of a direct flight. Data prices from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo […]

  • Mapping the Future of the Transpacific Internet

    Anyone living in China and communicating with the Western Hemisphere or Europe knows that even when government controls aren’t slowing down the internet, any disruption of undersea fiber optics in the Pacific can bring traffic to a crawl. From MIT’s Technology Review, via Japan Probe and Foreign Policy, comes a map of global fiber projects […]