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Networking Communications The Almighty Buck The Internet United Kingdom United States Upgrades Technology

$300M To Save 6 Milliseconds 524

Posted by Soulskill
from the time-is-money-friend dept.
whoever57 writes "A new transatlantic cable (the first in 10 years) is going to be laid at the cost of $300M. The reason? To shave 6ms off the time to transmit packets from London to New York. The Hibernian Express will reduce the current transmission time — roughly 65 milliseconds — by less than ten percent. However, investors believe the financial community will be lining up to pay premium rates to use the new cable. The article suggests that a one-millisecond advantage could be worth $100M per year to a large hedge fund."
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$300M To Save 6 Milliseconds

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