A Map Of The World’s Submerged Internet Cables

Submarine cables have been used to connect foreign lands for over 150 years, since the first underwater telegraph line was laid in 1850. Despite advances in satellite technology, the speed of these submarine cables can’t be beat and they are still responsible for most of the world’s Internet traffic.

At first glance, this map may appear to be little more than a dated artifact from a bygone era, but it’s actually an incredibly up-to-date look at the world’s submerged Internet cables.

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