Landing of Undersea Fiber-optic Cable in November 2002 at the US West Coast, Second Street, Hermosa Beach, CA

 

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The trans-Pacific cable is run underneath the ocean floor and the Hermosa Beach sand to... 541.1KB
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Workers receive the cable at the Second Street manhole. 555.0KB

 

Submarine Cable System Diagram

Source: Telegeography. 2002. Submarine Cable System Diagram. Free Resources: Maps and Schematics [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://www.telegeography.com/resources/maps_and_schematics/bandwidth/sb02_sub_cable_system.html; Internet. 

 

Global Internet Map

The orange lines show international Internet capacity.

Source: Telegeography. 2002. Wallmaps [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://www.telegeography.com/maps/internet; Internet. 

 

Additional information:

An epic story of wiring the planet: Stephenson, N. 1996. Mother Earth Mother Board: The hacker tourist ventures forth across the wide and wondrous meatspace of three continents, chronicling the laying of the longest wire on Earth. Wired Magazine (December) 4.12 [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4.12/ffglass.html; Internet.

 

Fulcher, R. 2001. Undersea cable creep toward city. Easy Reader (12/13/01) [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://easyreader.hermosawave.net/news2001/1213/HBcable1213.asp; Internet.

 

Fulcher, R. 2001. City gets $9.4 million undersea cable. Easy Reader (12-20-01) [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://easyreader.hermosawave.net/news2001/1213/HBcable1213.asp; Internet.