How does the internet work? What are Fibre Optic Cables and how do they work? Here are couple of videos explaining how it all works and how the latest Fibre Optic technology provides us with all the speeds we have become used to.
Practically everyone of us has daily use of the internet, via computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones, although many people would not know where the internet comes from or how it connects around the world
Our thirst for faster and faster internet speeds is still growing. If you were to ask anyone how they managed to send there pictures in an instant across vast distances via the internet, you might get some interesting answers. It's the thing we most take for granted more so with people that have no memories of a world without the internet or mobile phones.
Fibre Optic Technology
We have all seen those pretty fibre optic lamps swaying with colour and anyone who has owned one will know how prickly those fibre glass shards were when they did break and even though flexible in another way. Today using a very similar type of fibre optic - but with fibre the width of a human hair - internet data is passed all around the world almost instaneously, the majority of it under the sea at tremendous depths.
Sharks & The Internet
Extraordinairy lengths are taken when laying the subsea fibre optic internet cables but they are known to break from time to time. Sharks very occasionally do 'attack' the subsea cables, but most damage is done by fishing nets and ship anchors closer to the shore.