All Of The World's Undersea Cables In One Map

Take a look at the submerged backbone of the internet.

The World's Undersea Cables

TeleGeography (Nick Browning, Markus Krisetya, Larry Lairson, Alan Mauldin)

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.