Connecting the world under the sea

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It looks like a giant map of metro lines but in fact, the red, green and yellow tracks are submarine cables. Some of the most important cables are connecting Europe and the United States, almost all of them are used for telephone and Internet connection. If you are interested in details, you can find the names, the provider and the landing point of most of submarines cables here.

And if you wonder how they are laid: It’s quite simple as explained in this little animated gif:

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