Exclusive: U.S. funding tapped for Pacific undersea cable after China rebuffed

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By Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Federated States of Micronesia will tap a U.S. funding facility to construct a Pacific undersea communications cable, two sources told Reuters, after rejecting a Chinese company-led proposal that was deemed a security threat by U.S. officials. The United States has taken great interest in several plans in recent years to lay optic fibre cables across the Pacific, projects that would bring vastly improved communications to island nations. The undersea cables have far greater data capacity than satellites, leading Washington to raise concerns https://ww…

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