Atlantic Crossing 1

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Tyco / Level 3 Communications
Landing points
Total length 14,000 km
Topology unknown
Design capacity 40 Gbit/s
Currently lit capacity 120 Gbit/s
Technology Fiber optics
Date of first use 1999 (1999)

Atlantic Crossing 1 (AC-1) is an optical submarine 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 is one of several transatlantic communications cables.

It has landing points in:

  1. Brookhaven Cable Station in Shirley, New York, United States
  2. Land's End Cable Station in Whitesand Bay, UK
  3. Westerland Cable Station on Sylt, Germany
  4. KPN Telecom cable station, Beverwijk, Netherlands


  1. ^ Staff writer. "VS Wijst Knelpunten Nederland Aan". RTL Nieuws (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 December 2010. 

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