Undersea cables bring Pacific nations online, but there are concerns China is trying to tap in

Across the Pacific, undersea cables weave between island nations, bringing them online and, in some cases, connecting them to Australia, but some governments fear this interconnectivity comes with risk.

Currently, there is discussion about how the small island nation of Nauru will connect to high-speed internet.

There was a plan for a World Bank project to connect Nauru to Guam — a regional hub and a territory of the United States — but a Chinese company bid for the project and, according to Reuters, Washington considered that a security risk and the project was put on ice.

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