Posted By Rich Miller On September 6, 2010 @ 12:08 pm In Networking | 2 Comments
The global Internet is made possible by a series of intercontinental fiber-optic cables that run underneath the oceans. But how do those cables get there? Who maintains them? What do they look like? CNet recently got a tour of one of the vessels operated by Alcatel-Lucent that lays undersea cabling. The vessel, the Ile de Batz, can lay up to 200 kilometers (120 miles) of cable per day, in normal conditions, to a depth of about 8km. The resulting photo feature  answers many of those questions, and is a must-read for infrastructure enthusiasts. Link via Rob Powell .
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 photo feature: http://news.cnet.com/2300-1035_3-10004733.html?tag=mncol
 Rob Powell: http://twitter.com/Rob_Powell/status/23146470436
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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