Microsoft and Facebook have completed a joint venture creating the fastest direct connection between the United States and the European continent so far

https://www.pcmag.com/news/356384/microsoft-facebook-complete-transatlantic-marea-internet-ca

The massive internet cable, which runs from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Bilbao, Spain, can transmit up to 160 terabits of data per second. Microsoft and Facebook have finished laying their massive Marea Internet cable across the Atlantic Ocean, the companies announced Thursday.

Running from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Bilbao, Spain, the cable spans more than 4,000 miles and weighs almost 10.25 million pounds — which is about as heavy as “34 blue whales,” Suresh Kumar, corporate vice president of Microsoft cloud infrastructure and operations wrote in a blog post.  It can transmit up to 160 terabits of data per second, which is “more than 16 million times faster than the average home internet connection, making it capable of streaming 71 million high-definition videos simultaneously,” Kumar added.