How in the world does the internet work?

If you’ve ever wondered how you are able to communicate with another server in a different part of the world, it is mostly underwater cables that cross continents to deliver packets to and from your computer.

I am not surprised that I can get better bandwidth performance using Europeans servers sometimes than using servers in the United States.

https://www.submarinecablemap.com/

If you want more musings about internet distance and cables, read this post.

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