Monthly Archives: April 2024

The Ships that Repair Undersea Cables

The Verge: The Cloud under the Sea by Josh Dzieza.

“The internet is carried around the world by hundreds of thousands of miles of slender cables that sit at the bottom of the ocean. These fragile wires are constantly breaking – a precarious system on which everything from banks to governments to TikTok depends. But thanks to a secretive global network of ships on standby, every broken cable is quickly fixed. This is the story of the people who repair the world’s most important infrastructure.”

Link via MetaFilter.