Posted by: kurtsh | September 13, 2010

INFO: “Greg’s Cable Map” – A Geographical look at the underwater cabling of the Internet

imageDid you ever wonder how it is that the Internet is connected worldwide?  Contrary to popular belief, most of the connectivity is done via underwater cable which has tremendously higher bandwidth than satellite transmission.  A single, thin Transpacific cable can have 9.6Tbps connectivity.

Greg Mahlknecht designed a very rich map that shows graphically the layout of all these cables and equally interesting, shows cable faults – i.e. breaks in connectivity.

Give it a look see!
(Note the usage of Bing Maps to articulate worldwide connections)


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