This is how undersea data cables actually look like

September 1, 2013

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In order for people to have access to the Internet, thousands of kilometres of physical cabling are laid out. Much of this is under the sea, where they have to withstand high pressure salt water. Thus they are heavily reinforced with steel, a whole heap of polymer shrouding, and a dash of copper shielding.

This is how data cables that run across the oceans look like

Also, check out a map of underwater data cables running across the globe.


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