Most of the posts we’ve done on this blog have focused on the development of fiber optic technology and its implementation in communities all over the U.S.A. This is definitely an exciting time for communication in not only this country, but also the world at large. It’s funny thinking of how far communication has come since the days of telegrams (and that was seen as a crazy advancement and rightfully so).
We’re almost bordering on the telepathic when it comes to transmitting information in a super quick and effective way. If you need answers for whatever questions you might have, you’ll simply take out your smartphone and look up the answers on Google. If you need to get an urgent message over to someone, you’ll simply take out your smartphone and send them a text or an email. It’s that easy. We might not take the time to appreciate just how easy communication is nowadays, but with the increasing presence of fiber optics in our lives, it’s obvious that communication between people, between nations is improving on a constant, almost second by second, basis. To make this a reality, a skeleton of Internet bones is in construction beneath our feet, as per this article courtesy of Business Insider.
They report, “Every time you visit a web page or send an email, data is being sent and received through an intricate cable system that stretches around the globe. Since the 1850s, we’ve been laying cables across oceans to become better connected. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of miles of fiber optic cables constantly transmitting data between nations.”
Now picture that in your head: hundreds of thousands of miles of fiber optic cables. It’s rather tough to wrap your head around, thinking of all those cables swamping and slithering around the world like snakes or bones. That’s a beautiful image, don’t you think? Over the next few years, it is a certainty that thousands and thousands of miles of more fiber optic cables will be set up across oceans.