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Re: Another cablecut - sri lanka to suez Re: Sicily to Egypt undersea cable disruption

  • From: Rubens Kuhl Jr.
  • Date: Sat Feb 02 06:49:23 2008
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> "NEW YORK (AP) -- The lines that tie the globe together by carrying
> phone calls and Internet traffic are just two-thirds of an inch thick
> where they lie on the ocean floor."

And AFAIK not all kilometers of cables lie on the ocean floor; if the
ocean has high depth on a given part of the cable route, the cable
simply floats on the water on that run. It's just a matter of having
enough pressure to lift it up.