We all know the Internet comes into our houses over a phone line, except when it doesn’t because we’re using a mobile, satellite or WiFi connection, but it’s mainly cables that joins everything together.
Cables are great but with traditional copper cables the Internet transmits as electromagnetic waves which is why we’re switching over to fibre which works at the speed of light. Today the world is criss crossed with fibre cables and to find out more Nat and Lo from Google’s Creative Lab went to find out more.
How are the cables laid across a whole ocean and if you cut one in half what’s it made of? Here’s their film revealing all: