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A Journey To The Bottom Of The Internet

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.

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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