The hidden network that makes the internet possible

by Jan 19, 2022Technology0 comments

In 2012, a team of researchers set a world record, transmitting 1 petabit of data— that’s 10,000 hours of high-def video— over a fifty-kilometer cable, in a second. This wasn’t just any cable. It was a souped-up version of fiber optics, the hidden network that links our planet and makes the internet possible. What is fiber optics and how does it work? Sajan Saini explores vital technology. [Directed by Artrake Studio, narrated by Addison Anderson].

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