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This Animation Shows You Exactly How Many Internet Cables Are Under The Ocean

September 7, 2015 | by Danielle Andrew

Photo credit: Internet cables around the U.S and Central America. Screen grab of Business Insider's YouTube video.

Ever wondered how the internet is received all around the world? While few of us still connect directly via an ethernet cable thanks to the invention of Wi-Fi, the internet is still delivered around the world through cables, most of which are deep below the sea, as this video by the Business Insider shows.

This undersea cable network stretches 885,000 kilometers (550,000 miles) – enough to circle the globe an astonishing 22 times. It weaves all over the Earth transmitting 99% of international data, sharing everything from the best pie recipe to the latest trades on the world's stock exchanges.

 

 

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