How the Internet works: Submarine fiber, brains in jars, and coaxial cables

Great read on the technology and cabling that makes the internet work around the world, including pictures from a visit to a landing site.

“So, there we have it: the next time you click on a YouTube video, you’ll know exactly how it gets from a server in the cloud to your computer. It might seem absolutely effortless—and it usually is on your part—but now you know the truth: there are deadly 4,000V DC submarine cables, 96 tonnes of batteries, thousands of litres of diesel fuel, millions of miles of last-mile cabling, and redundancy up the wazoo.”

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