Google has announced that it is resuming work on a $600 million data center in Pryor, Okla., saying the delayed facility is now needed to keep up with demand.

The company began construction of the facility on 800 acres of land in 2007 and had originally planned to open it for operations in 2009. However, with the economy slowing Google determined in 2008 that it no longer needed the server capacity as soon as originally thought and halted construction on the project.

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