Facebook Drops San Francisco-Hong Kong Submarine Cable Amid Growing National Security Concerns
By Intelligence Online
September 14, 2020
Facebook has withdrawn its proposal for the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), according to a September 10 filing. The move comes just weeks after the social media giant abandoned the Hong Kong link of another trans-Pacific submarine cable, the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), after US agencies flagged the project over national security concerns.