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

  • From: Neil J. McRae
  • Date: Sat Feb 02 13:09:25 2008

Really? What cable is that?!

-----Original Message-----
From: Rubens Kuhl Jr. <[email protected]>
Sent: 02 February 2008 11:33
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Another cablecut - sri lanka to suez Re: Sicily to Egypt undersea cable disruption


> "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.



Rubens