Boat anchor cuts off half of India’s Internet bandwidth

February 1, 2008

OK, the story is that two undersea telecom cables were cut off the coast of Egypt, reportedly due to an anchor ripping them. Repairs held up due to weather.

You did know that practically all intercontinental telecom traffic(voice, Internet) travels via undersea cable?

Third cable cut?

While on the topic of geography, the company Telegeography has some interesting maps:

Can you think of any terrorists you know of would have the imagination to think of dragging a boat anchor around in certain key waters?


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