Take a Peek Inside the Undersea Internet Cable

A majority of what you do online travels through subterranean cables. So what exactly makes up these crucial and massive cable systems?

A majority of what you do online doesn't actually travel through the world of satellites. It goes subterranean via cables. This happens most frequently through intercontinental transfer. But what do these rather large cables house? The duo at What's Inside? on YouTube got their hands on a cable to slice open. The dense metallic shell nearly destroyed the guys' saw. However, after the sparks stopped flying, they were able to crack it open.

Interested as to where these cables can be found globally? You can see a full map of these cables here running from locale to locale.

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