Courtesy of Wired.com. What made this interesting for me was that I was living in the Middle East at the time Neal wrote this article and hearing from a friend that the university where he worked had tasked two professors to institute a plan for getting the University on this thing called the 'internet'. The two so tasked were hot runners at the leading edge of east coast IT and agreed to take the task and soon were collaborating........ by mailing floppy discs to each other.....in the mail......through the United States Post Office.
This submarinecablemap.com link takes you to a page that shows the submarine network as it is today.
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