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What the Internet looks like: The undersea cables wiring the ends of the Earth


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And as soon as we remove the power from the carriers, the a Internet will really thrive.

We have more urgent issues. 

2. SHARKS ARE TRYING TO EAT THE INTERNET.

There’s disagreement as to why, exactly, sharks like gnawing on submarine communications cables. Maybe it has something to do with electromagnetic fields. Maybe they’re just curious. Maybe they’re trying to disrupt our communications infrastructure before mounting a land-based assault. (My theory.) The point remains that sharks are chewing on the Internet, and sometimes damage it. In response, companies such as Google are shielding their cables inshark-proof wire wrappers

http://mentalfloss.com/article/60150/10-facts-about-internets-undersea-cables

Dammit sharks, knock it off!

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