Undersea cable

07.05.12
Facebook and others invest in 6,214-mile Asia-Pacific undersea internet cable, friend request lag to plummet
07.05.12

Facebook and others invest in 6,214-mile Asia-Pacific undersea internet cable, friend request lag to plummet

It's almost become a truism that internet connections from the Asia-Pacific region to the rest of t...

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03.20.12
New undersea cables planned for arctic passageways, frozen gamers dream of lower pings
03.20.12

New undersea cables planned for arctic passageways, frozen gamers dream of lower pings

Hot on the heels of our own reporting of cables in the South Pacific (or the lack thereof), in flie...

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08.30.10
New fiber optic cables promise to bring better, cheaper internet access to West Africa
08.30.10

New fiber optic cables promise to bring better, cheaper internet access to West Africa

Last summer, the lone undersea cable linking West Africa to the rest of the world was damaged, forc...

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01.27.10
Researchers propose using undersea internet cables to detect tsunamis
01.27.10

Researchers propose using undersea internet cables to detect tsunamis

We've heard of a few inventive ideas for detecting tsunamis, and it looks like a group of researcher...

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12.19.08
Three of four undersea internet cables get cut, hasn't affected you yet
12.19.08

Three of four undersea internet cables get cut, hasn't affected you yet

So, there's good news and bad news, and per tradition, we'll be starting with the latter. Three of f...

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04.14.08
UAE nabbed a pair of ships suspected for undersea cable cutting
04.14.08

UAE nabbed a pair of ships suspected for undersea cable cutting

Turns out the United Arab Emirates took two ships into custody on February 19th after those infamous...

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02.06.08
Cut four undersea cables, shame on you, cut a fifth, also shame on you
02.06.08

Cut four undersea cables, shame on you, cut a fifth, also shame on you

If you're reading Engadget today because your favorite Iranian gadget blog is offline, here's why:...

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02.05.08
Fourth undersea cable cut near UAE, suspicions rise
02.05.08

Fourth undersea cable cut near UAE, suspicions rise

For the fourth time in a week, an undersea communications cable has apparently been cut (or "failed...

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