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Google Plans Data Centers in HK, Taiwan, Singapore

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Google plans to build its first 3 data centers in Asia as it expands its infrastructure to keep pace with the region’s burgeoning Internet use.

The Internet search giant has bought land in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore for the data centers.

It aims to finish construction in one to two years, but didn’t give specific start dates. The Taiwan and Hong Kong data centers are expected to cost $100 million each, including the cost of land. It didn’t give a figure for Singapore.

“Asia’s the fastest growing market for Internet users and Internet usage so we’re seeing large numbers of new users coming online every day,” Taj Meadows, Google’s policy communications manager in Asia, said Thursday.

Google said Wednesday that more people are going online every day in Asia than anywhere else, so the data centers are “an important next stage” of its investment in the region.

Google already has 6 data centers in the United States and 2 in Europe.

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