Nearly all of the world's international communication is dependent on undersea cables that carry information from coastal nation to coastal nation. This map shows how those cables connect the world, from massive continents to tiny islands.
You may reach the internet via newfangled wireless connection most of the time, but all those ones and zeros cross the oceans the same way old-fashioned telephone connections did: by undersea cables. The map masters at TeleGeography have charted the course the internet takes to cross the seas in 2014, and the result…
The Internet connects us all, but it's easy to take for granted what a crazy accomplishment that is. After all, plenty of us live on different land-masses. We've got to get that sweet, sweet Internet across the deep blue sea somehow, and these are the underwater 'net pipes that get the job done.
The Internet isn't only on your screen. Or behind your couch. Or in Google's data centers. It's also underwater, where fiber-optic cables stretch across oceans and loop around continents.