Submarine cable system connecting the world

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

TeleGeography maps underwater cables that connect countries and continents:

TeleGeography’s free interactive submarine cable map is based on our authoritative Global Bandwidth research, and depicts 188 active and planned submarine cable systems and their landing stations. Selecting a cable route on the map provides access to data about the cable, including the cable’s name, ready-for-service (RFS) date, length, owners, website, and landing points. Selecting a landing point provides a list of all submarine cables landing at that station.

Just imagining cables that stretch that far seems pretty amazing.

[Thanks, Harvey]

1 Comment

  • Monica Sabia October 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    For a great story about this – the Fiberoptic Link Around the Globe, or FLAG project…read Neal Stephenson’s Mother Earth, Mother Board in WIRED. Oldie but goodie.

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