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Facebook servers to come to Sweden

Published torsdag 27 oktober 2011 kl 12.05
A map of the planned server buildings on the Porsön peninsula of Luleå.

The government has granted to support the social network, Facebook's, investment in computer server centers in the northern city of Luleå with a contribution of US$ 15.4 million, according to commerce minister Annie Lööf.

The centers are estimated to cost between US$ 0.4 and 0.7 billion and will primarily serve the social network's European users. Part of the reason why Facebook decided on the region is for the cool climate, which helps keep the servers at the right temperature, according to the Associated Press.

According to Facebook's director of technical operations, Tom Furlong, this will be the website's first establishment outside the U.S. The server centers are slated to be ready by 2014.

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