Do you know from which source does our internet majorly come from? This fact is an eye-opener
Who doesn’t love good internet speed, smooth surfing and undisrupted Internet connection? More than food, today’s generation crave for good internet connection and even we are not complaining!
However, it may surprise you but it’s actually the ocean that fuels our internet addiction. Thin cables that lie on the seafloor, connecting the world, transmit 99 percent of international data.
The international data is transmitted by wires at the bottom of the ocean called submarine communications cables. In total, they are hundreds of thousands of miles long and can be as deep as the height of Mt. Everest.
There are more than 299 cables that are active, under construction or will be completed by the end of 2016.
This concept of underwater cables is nothing new as the first installation transatlantic telegraph cable was done in 1854. The cable connected Newfoundland and Ireland. Four years later the first transmission was sent.
Tech giant Google has invested $300 million in a trans-Pacific cable system to move their data faster. Even Facebook put money into an Asian cable system. Know more about these Submarine communication cables through this video given below…
Disclaimer: This video is intended for informational purpose only. This may not be construed as a news item or advice of any sort. Please consult the experts in that field for the authenticity of the presentations.
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