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, Cornwall, United Kingdom
  3. Westerland Cable Station on Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  4. KPN Telecom cable station, Beverwijk, North Holland, Netherlands


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

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