Animated map reveals the 550,000 miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the internet

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+10 1. Kenuty commented 6 years ago

whoa, and here I am eating Doritos and making this comment on the internet
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+8 2. Klemm commented 6 years ago

They forgot to mark the wiretapped locations ;)
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+4 3. Burimi commented 6 years ago

Which ocean have better internet connection?
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+5 4. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

So if your boat sinks at least you have the knowledge that you are heading for the bottom and the internet. 8-)
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+4 5. cameramaster commented 6 years ago

All that cable...and I still get crappy internet speeds :-(
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+3 6. sirval commented 6 years ago

We are doomed if terrorists start destroying them :(
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+3 7. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

This kinda surprised me, I did not know there are that many.
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+2 8. huldu commented 6 years ago

All those cables need to be updated because they're very old and the transfer speed is not as good as it COULD be. Right now the latency across the Atlantic is about 100ms. According to information that I've read over the years more modern cables would easily cut that latency in HALF. It's obviously a cost issue at the end of the day. I'm hoping that within the next 5-10 years those cables will all have been replaced!
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0 9. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

This video reminded me of one from a few years ago about an undersea pipeline.....

https://www.snotr.com/video/10780/Operation_PLUTO_in_WW2
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+3 10. thefox commented 6 years ago

Cables? Bah! They should've used wi-fi. :)
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+2 11. BooTheGoose commented 6 years ago

#6 We'll be fine as long as we don't show them where they are.