Monday, September 19, 2011

The internet, literally the net thats interconnected together - Undersea cables

Communication satellites (see here) usually make for better TV/Movies, but in reality they are very sparingly used when compared to undersea cables (originally metal now glass fibers). Those cables haven't been without their problems though. For years the semi-private locations of the many undersea cables that drive the internet from point a to point b have really only (easily) been available in one place by ordering a physical poster for $250. Now that company has made that data available in ~real-time, on a searchable dynamic map. COOL.

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Picture of a cable room in Miami, FL where a set of cables comes ashore

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