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Have you heard of Submarine Cables?

waribeiro
Equinix Employee

How does the internet connect from New York City to Paris? It's not just satellites - it's also cables underneath the ocean. And they send data through glass traveling at 671,000,000 miles per hour. That's the speed of light!

There are more than 500 of these cables spanning 750,000 miles sending more than 64 terabits of data. That's enough bandwidth to send 2 million mp3 files every single second.

Watch this video below to learn more about these fascinating cables that deliver over 97% of the internet’s traffic.

 

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Jantzen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Great video, Walt!

waribeiro

Thanks! Hopefully learned a thing or two. Were there any fun facts that jumped out to you?

Jantzen
Community Manager
Community Manager

I was surprised to hear that 97% of all internet traffic passes through those cables. 😮