Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Techtu, May 19, 2010.
Just thought this was a little bit interesting
I thought these cables were burried under the sea floor to prevent such issues, well they should bury them a few feet under to prevent anchors and such from hitting them.
lol these cables just sit on the seabed, out in the open. I think last year, maybe the year before, 4 got cut...
The cables are typically buried 1 - 3.5 meters under the sea bed (can be up to 10 meters) in shallow areas (<2000m depth) and are armored. Deeper than that they are unarmored and just lay on the sea floor. Where they are layed is usually a "protected zone" (no anchors, etc.) on navigational charts.
I wonder how deep were the ones that got cut...
interesting read. It's almost surprising that you dont see more theft or "pirating" of these. Surely the threat of cutting cables can draw some huge payoffs.
imagine tapping in to your very own bagillion internets line
OH IF ONLY IF ONLY it was that simple
one 81 years ago and now 5 in the last 5 years. Just think what would happen if there was a major break in say Tokyo or New York.
its interesting . follow the money . if you buy a lot of stuff made in china for eg sake then the money flows into China's economy that builds up there economy in return they lend the money back to the usa now your in debt but you have more money to spend and bring in more from over seas how dose this boost the economy , Answer it doesn't . if you out source all the jobs for cheaper labor the money flows over seas . I think no matter what cable they have , it is not going to fix current trends , there for it wont fix the problem .
Here's some info on subsea cabling.
Big print and lots of pictures for us old folks
Nice pictures .
i need to get me some of that for my home network
Thanks! Very informative. I wish it said how they bury the cables though.
Page 19 named "Cable Burial - 1".
I must be the old folk you speak of..
Thanks for that link Kreij, in a uber nerdy way this stuff is pretty neat.
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