38+ Internet Wires Under The Ocean Gif. The internet's undersea backbone is built to last for 25 years. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, each cable was a single wire.
This map shows how the huge, complicated network of undersea cables which keep the internet running is spread around the world. That's your internet telephone conversation, your instant messages, your email and your website visits, all making their way beneath the world's oceans. Reports of sharks biting the undersea cables that zip our data around the world date to at least 1987.
Not many people realise that undersea cables transport nearly 100pc of transoceanic data traffic.
These internet wires (fiber optic cables) are arranged inside the ocean using ships. You run a hook at right angles to the cable. At a particular time, these ships carry up to 2,000 km of cable. These lines are laid on the very bottom of the ocean floor.