99 Per Cent Of All Internet Traffic Travels Through These Undersea Cables

By Gizmodo Australia on at

The world is wrapped in nearly 900,000 kilometres of fibre-optic cable. Each strand of glass fibre carries terabits of data around the planet daily, making up the vast majority of internet traffic.

As you can see towards the end of the video, the geographic isolation of countries like Australia means they get a pretty raw deal when it comes to the number of undersea cables reaching their doorsteps. Understandable, though, considering it costs hundreds of millions of pounds to lay one of these bad boys. [YouTube]


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