Why The Power Of The Internet Lives On The Ocean Floor



Today we largely think of the internet in wireless terms. Yet how did underwater cables become the backbone of worldwide communication?

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Sources:

Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort
New York Times- http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/26/world/europe/russian-presence-near-undersea-cables-concerns-us.html
‘Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict.’

How one clumsy ship cut off the web for 75 million people
The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/feb/01/internationalpersonalfinancebusiness.internet
‘According to reports, the internet blackout, which has left 75 million people with only limited access, was caused by a ship that tried to moor off the coast of Egypt in bad weather on Wednesday.’

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Post time: Dec-13-2016