Podcast: Who Protects the Internet?

Listen in as Popular Science editors and writers discuss how the internet requires, surprisingly, constant physical maintenance

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At Terremark's Miami headquarters, undersea Internet cables emerge from the Atlantic and connect to the rest of the countryJohn B. Carnett

While we may connect to the 'net wirelessly and painlessly, maintaining the thousands of miles of undersea and buried cable -- and the rest of the net's physical infrastructure -- is a huge task. In this episode of Cocktail Party Science, host Chuck Cage sits down with Deputy Editor Jake Ward and Who Protects the Internet? author James Geary to discuss the protection of the internet in its physical form.

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