It might feel like our communications systems have evolved past the point where we'd need tons of cables, but it couldn't be further from the truth--undersea cables are an integral part of the internet's backbone, as we investigated here. But where are they, exactly, and which cable links which hubs?
TeleGeography makes these great four-color graphics every year that show exactly that--definitely worth a look. Check out this year's map here.
I see all those wonderful internet lines to China to CUT and reduce the quantity of hacking!
It is time to get a gigantic size scissors!
Cables? Well, not really. Most are fibre-optic with each fibre carrying enormous bandwidths in several colors. It is fibre-optic transmission that makes internet response so immediate.
Who owns these?