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Atlantic Crossing 1 (AC-1) is an optical submarine
                                                                                           AC-1
telecommunications cable system linking the USA and three European
countries. It transports speech and data traffic between the U.S., the
U.K., the Netherlands and Germany. [1]
It has landing points in:
      1. Brookhaven Cable Station in Shirley, New York, USA
      2. Land's End Cable Station in Whitesands, UK
      3. Westerland Cable Station on Sylt, Germany
      4. KPN Telecom cable station, Beverwijk, Netherlands                                                            Owners
                                                                                                            Tyco / Global Telesystems Ltd
In the cables leak released by WikiLeaks, it is revealed that the landing
                                                                                                                   Landing points
point in Beverwijk, the Netherlands, is considered part of many critical                   1.           Shirley, New York (Brookhaven Cable Stn.)
points in a logistic chain.[2]                                                             2.           Whitesand Bay, UK (Land's End Cable Stn.)
                                                                                           3.           Westerland, Sylt, Germany
External links                                                                             4.           Beverwijk, Netherlands (KPN Telecom Cable
                                                                                                Stn.)
      "ATLANTIC CROSSING (AC-1) CABLE SYSTEM EXPANDS INTO
      THE NETHERLANDS" . Retrieved February 5, 2006.                                      Total length                              14,000 km
      Global Crossing Press Release                                                       Topology                                  unknown
      Global Crossing Completes Upgrade on Trans-Atlantic Route                           Design capacity                           40 Gbit/s
                                                                                          Currently lit capacity                    120 Gbit/s
      VSNL Int. Map      (Flash only)
                                                                                          Technology                                Fiber optics
                                                                                          Date of first use                         1999
References
                                                                                          Decommissioning date
   1. ^ Staff writer (undated). "VS Wijst Knelpunten Nederland Aan"            (in
      Dutch language). RTL Nieuws. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
   2. ^ Staff writer (undated). "VS Wijst Knelpunten Nederland Aan"            (in Dutch language). RTL Nieuws. Retrieved 16 December 2010.

  V   · T· E·                                                 Transatlantic communications cables
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  Private non-TAT       Gemini · Apollo · AC-1 · Yellow/AC-2 · FLAG Atlantic · VSNL Transatlantic · Hibernia Atlantic ·

                Other   SAT-2 · SAT-3/WASC/SAFE · Atlantis-2 · Columbus III ·



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