The internet is powered by over 300 heavy duty underwater cables that carry 99% of all international data from continent to continent to right at your fingertips almost instantaneously. In this episode of Nat & Lo, Natalie Hammel and Lorraine Yurshansky go behind the scenes at Google and onto a ship that will install the Monet cable system to see what these incredible cables are made of and how they’re installed.
Related exploration: Monet on TeleGeography’s Submarine Cable Map.
Related listening from our friends at Brains On!, a science podcast for kids: How does the internet get to us?Next: Thin underwater cables hold the internet, another look at the tech and its history, and how does the internet work? Plus: More Nat & Lo, including How Google[x]’s Project Loon Tests Its Giant Internet Balloons.
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