2022 Year in Review 🎉Explore

Opens a new window

The internet that we use everyday is composed of many elements from submarine cables to satellite dishes and a whole lot more.

video

How Does the Internet Work?

What is the internet actually made of? And, how does it work? Answering that question involves discovering how internet cables are laid in the sea, if 5G is really the future, and how balloons in the stratosphere are helping people connect.

video

Inside the Beach House Connecting the World’s Internet

We visit Denmark and talk to a marine maintenance manager to learn more about how undersea cables are crucial to data transportation.

video

Building A More Human Internet in NYC

One day, a bus severed the cable that provided internet to Daniel Heredia's neighborhood. The large ISP said it would take two weeks to reconnect – he knew there had to be a better way – a more personable, community-centric, human internet.

video

A Journey To The Bottom Of The Internet

The internet allows us to see videos, photos, and news from anywhere in the world almost instantaneously. But how?! In this video we learn about the hundreds of underwater fiber optic cables that connect continents, cities, and data centers all over the world –– and investigate how these cables are made, how they’re installed, and more.

video

Thin underwater cables hold the internet. See a map of them all.

Your internet isn't just underwater. It's also covered in Vaseline.

video

Are There Really 7 Keys to the Internet?

We've heard some strange rumblings about 7 keys that can shut down the internet. But is any of this real, or is it just deception? We decided to find out.

reference

Submarine Cable Map

The Submarine Cable Map is a free and regularly updated resource from TeleGeography.

🎬

Explore the projects to see notes giving you a look behind the curtain. Achievement unlocked!