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TyCom plans to make Hawaii a hub to its undersea global network. The first phase of the TyCom Global Network will link 30 cities worldwide and connect the TransPacific and TransAtlantic components, with the U.S. land mass in the middle.
The TransAtlantic component, connecting New York to London and other European cities, was completed in June. The TransPacific component will connect Japan to the U.S. West Coast, then return to Asia via Guam and Hawaii. That part of the network will be around 16,300 miles long and is estimated to cost $1.7 billion.
The project is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2002. TyCom plans to set up a regional …