Google’s South Pacific Connect initiative, which involves the construction of two transpacific subsea cables, Honomoana and Tabua, aims to improve digital connectivity and enhance the resilience of Pacific networks. This project, in collaboration with partners including Fiji International Telecommunications, Office of Posts and Telecommunications of French Polynesia, APTelecom, and Vocus Group, comes at a crucial time when subsea cables are increasingly targeted by rogue states. The construction of diverse cable landing stations in Fiji and French Polynesia will provide a backup in case of sabotage or natural disasters, ensuring connectivity in a region susceptible to such events. The cables, named after Polynesian words for “link” and “ocean,” will significantly enhance connectivity and reduce latency for users in the Pacific Islands and beyond. This initiative has garnered support from leaders across the Pacific region, who believe it will pave the way for a more interconnected and fortified digital future, fostering economic growth, skill development, and progress. The introduction of these subsea cables will not only bring technological advancements but also have profound implications for Pacific communities, improving internet affordability and reliability, leading to enhanced economic development and increased productivity. By bridging digital divides and enhancing connectivity, Google’s South Pacific Connect initiative has the potential to deliver a brighter digital future for the Pacific and the world.