The Coolest Internet Network Operation CentersS

This is a shot of the interior of AT&T's Death Star, their stunning global network center in Bedminster, New Jersey—where they work to suppress good wireless reception and run their Random Billing Generator. It looks more amazing than NASA's, but it's not the only cool network operation center running the intarwebs, as you will see in the gallery. Updated: with specs on the Death Star in New Jersey after the jump.

The Coolest Internet Network Operation CentersS

The Coolest Internet Network Operation CentersS

The Coolest Internet Network Operation CentersS

The Coolest Internet Network Operation CentersS

Here you can see the network operation centers of Reliance Communications in India, Conexim in Australia, Lucent's Network Reliability Center in Aurora, Colorado, and Akamai's NOC in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

AT&T's center uses 141 giant wallboards to show the status of:

• 83,000 miles of fiber routes

• 538,000 miles of "backbone" fiber

• 47,000 cell sites serving 236 million people

This represents 14.5 petabytes of traffic every business day.

[Royal Pingdon]