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World map of all the underwater cables that take the internet across the oceans

Jul 13, 2012 By Abraham

A few days ago, we saw how the internet works. A key part is information traveling from one continent to another through wires in the ocean. Here’s a high-res map of these cables that allows you to zoom in and see where each cable goes and even what it’s called…

And if you only want to give this fascinating but admittedly arcane information a cursory glance, I understand. Here are some screen shots…

(via Today I Learned)


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