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To help meet the growing need for more data flow and online content between the US and Europe, Lumen Technologies significantly increases its network capacity across the Atlantic Ocean by adding a new on-net route via Google’s Dunant subsea cable system. This route runs between Richmond, Virginia and Paris, France.

"We're in an era of 'more'. The need for more online content, more applications, and more cloud services between continents won't diminish anytime soon," said Laurinda Pang, Lumen president, global customer success. "That's why this subsea infrastructure is so important. The capacity Lumen will be offering on the Dunant subsea cable can be scaled to meet increased customer broadband demands for years to come. With our comprehensive trans-Atlantic subsea portfolio, customers will enjoy diverse routes, low latency, and a connection to one of the most interconnected and deeply peered networks in the world."

Because of COVID-19, almost 70% of organizations using cloud services say they plan to increase their cloud spending, creating a spike in the demand for cloud connectivity services and data worldwide. In response to this high demand for international bandwidth, the new Lumen route on the Dunant system will offer optional diversity, latency, and custom routing guarantees.

This will give international businesses and wholesale providers a secure, diverse trans-Atlantic network option connecting to the Lumen global 450,000 route fiber mile network.

"No other subsea cable route comes close to the capacity levels traversing the trans-Atlantic," said TeleGeography research director Alan Mauldin. "Looking forward, there's no question that tremendous new capacity will be required on this route. Lumen's decision to increase their capacity across the Atlantic makes a world of sense."

Establishing this new subsea route provides the greater Washington, D.C. data center corridor with a direct and efficient connection to Europe, including Paris and Frankfurt. Lumen plans to deliver services on the Dunant subsea system in September.

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