Yes, you read that right. The two tech giants announced today that they are teaming up like never before, in a project so big it will span all the way across the Pacific Ocean.
The project, which is slated to begin operation in 2018, will connect Los Angeles and Hong Kong via a submarine cable that's 8,000 miles long. It will have more bandwidth than any other cable linking the Americas and Asia, according to Google.
Why is this a big deal? Well, the new cable will have the capacity to run 80 million high-definition video conference calls between continents at one time. This is the sixth cable if its kind to run across the Pacific, but this one will be the strongest by far. When it's being built by two of the biggest tech companies in the world, are you surprised?