Building 2Africa, a transformative subsea cable to better connect Africa

Every time I see an article like this one, I think back to something Horace Dediu said in Making rain:

“I propose a way to think about [the Facebook Home and the Google Fiber issue] as: Google tries to make a business succeed through having a huge amount of flow in terms of data, traffic, queries and information that is indexed. So think about this idea of them tapping into a vast stream. The more volume that is flowing through the system the more revenue they generate.”

Not quite so altruistic after all.