What's the diameter of the cable?
Isn't this the sort of thing that would have made sense to run along one of the existing tunnels rather than the sea bed?
Strong winds and choppy seas have delayed the deployment of a new subsea fibre cable running under the English Channel connecting data centres in France and the UK. The cable – called CrossChannel Fibre – is due to link Equinix data centres in London and Paris via Brighton on the South Coast of England and Veules-les-Roses …
There is no truth in the rumour that the Home Secretary has deployed a Border Force vessel, and the Royal Navy put on standby to patrol the coast around Brighton to check on the work permit/visa of an economic migrant reported attempting to cross over from France to England. The suspect is described as being several inches in diameter, and extremely long
According to Submarine Cable Networks' site, the cable will eventually connect Paris and Slough (home of the Mars Bar - 2.5m bars per day produced apparently).
Wonder if they plan to send Mars Bars down the cable tunnel direct to Paris using a pneumatic tube delivery system?
Could be a game-changer.
"2.5m bars"? That's a whole new kind of king size. I suspect structural integrity could be a problem – or maybe they're sold propped up vertically, like lengths of copper pipe. I reckon they'd still need some supporting cardboard, though (like Bounty bars used to have).
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