You probably don’t stop to think about it when you send an e-mail to Australia, do some shopping on AliExpress, go online to book a hotel in Amsterdam or check the web for tourist attractions in Florida, but there are vast stretches of water between those locations. So how does the Internet cross the ocean? The answer is, mostly, through a network of cables running along the ocean floor.
Motherboard published a great video that gives you a closer look a this critical infrastructure at the bottom of the sea.
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How the Internet crosses the ocean”