By Elliott Brennan, Alt Media

Dunningham Reserve in Coogee is set to become the site of a submarine fibre-optic cable link reaching all the way to the United States.

Randwick City council has revealed that Dunningham Reserve will be subject to the construction of infrastructure required for the link during the early months of summer.

The cable, named the APX East, will measure over 12,700 km long by the time it reaches California and will carry a significant amount of Australia’s voice and data traffic with the US and multiple Pacific Island nations.

“Submarine cables are essential components of Australia’s national infrastructure. They carry the bulk of Australia’s voice and data traffic linking Australia to the rest of the world,” a spokesperson for the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) said.

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