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  • Submarine cable map.
  • Blimey, there’s dozens of ’em.
    There’s even one from UK to Japan over the top of Russia.

    http://www.submarinecablemap.com/

    grantway
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    Can I change at Bank 😀
    Its like a tube map

    flip
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    Wow zoom in its even more techno.

    globalti
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    Blimey, I thought everything went by satellite nowadays.

    PeterPoddy
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    We’ve certainly got more than our fair share, for a relatively small island….
    Impressive 🙂

    UrbanHiker
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    Satellite: slow, expensive. Cable: fast, cheap.

    Premier Icon grizedaleforest
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    Thanks for that link. I love maps!!

    growinglad
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    Best thing evvaaaa.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    did you notice how many land just under here?

    bencooper
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    Neal Stephenson wrote a really good non-fiction thing about the cable business – it’s in his non-fiction book, can’t remember the name.

    The first one, TAT-1, isn’t on there – that terminated in a lovely out-of-the-way corner of Appin. Keep meaning to go for a look but got disctracted by a giant silica quarry.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    That’s very cool, thanks OP.

    Check out the size of the one coming from Filey.

    The “Russian Optical Trans-Arctic Cable System (ROTACS)” providing vital links from a small seaside town in North Yorkshire to Japan and Russia! 😯

    gobuchul
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    This one also shows the Power Cables

    There are loads more.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    It doesn’t show the identical matching set of fibres going from each of the undersea ones to GCHQ Cheltenham! A staggering amount of data to mirror and process…..

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    there are loads more disused ones too, some dating back to WW1 and earlier, we find them quite often during geophys surveys

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    A staggering amount of data to mirror and process…..

    I doubt they mirror everything. I am sure they’d like to, but it’d be physically impossible. Even Google only caches some websites.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    and don’t forget O&G infrastructure https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/381530/UKCS_Offshore_Infrastructure.pdf

    the seabed is a busy place!

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I doubt they mirror everything. I am sure they’d like to, but it’d be physically impossible. Even Google only caches some websites.

    I mean mirror as in mirror port on a router. Apparently the do process everything, but just store meta data for a lot of it. This all came out in the Snowdon releases…

    jon1973
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    nice map. what do the different colours represent, I can’t find a key.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Different cables companies, just click on a cable to see the details….

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Surprised there isn’t one going to Antarctica. If i was going to be stuck in a remote research station for endless dark nights with sub-god knows what temperatures outside, the one thing i’d demand was a high quality cable connection so i could stream my grumble without buffering it.

    bencooper
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    They have their own ways of entertaining themselves in Antarctica:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/01/on-getting-naked-in-antarctica/282883/

    😉

    weare138
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    I was expecting a Haynes Manual image of a wiring loom from u-boat… Interesting all the same 🙂

    And this is what happens to cable maintenance ships when they are no longer required.
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/uoha-han120514.php

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