Ageing sea cables affect Dutch education and research
Keeping the node rich
There are an estimated 483 sea cables worldwide, 2 of which come ashore in the Netherlands. In the past, they made the AMS-ix great and attracted companies, researchers and students. However, the cables need to be replaced to keep the hub rich. The question is, however, who will install new cables. Four parties, including SURF, therefore sent a letter to State Secretary Keijzer in May 2020.
This autumn, SURF will publish a report on the importance of marine cables for the Netherlands. SURF has for some time now been arguing for the importance of international sea cables landing in the Netherlands. You can read about what the basic principles are and why SURF thinks this is important in the Tweakers article (in Dutch).