Atlantic Crossing 1

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Tyco / Level 3 Communications
Landing points
Total length14,000 km
Design capacity40 Gbit/s
Currently lit capacity120 Gbit/s
TechnologyFiber optics
Date of first use1999 (1999)

Atlantic Crossing 1 (AC-1) is an optical submarine telecommunications cable system linking the United States 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 was operated by American company Level 3 Communications and Irish company Tyco International, until their respective mergers in 2017 and 2016 with other companies.

It has landing points in:

  1. Brookhaven Cable Station, Shirley, New York, United States
  2. Land's End Cable Station, England, United Kingdom
  3. Westerland Cable Station, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  4. KPN Telecom cable station, Beverwijk, Netherlands


  1. ^ Staff writer. "VS Wijst Knelpunten Nederland Aan". RTL Nieuws (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2012-09-30. Retrieved 16 December 2010.

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