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Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi and dignitaries from Tahiti marked the landing of the Honotua submarine cable, linking the two countries on March 1 according to the Hawaii Reporter.  This is the first Polynesian submarine cable linking French Polynesia (Tahiti) and the U.S.  The total length of the cable between French Polynesia and Hawai‘i Island is 3,107 Miles (5000 km). The highest depth is 19,500 ft (6000 meters.)

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