Cutting the cost of internet data on submarine cables

Have you ever considered how far Internet traffic has to travel to get to Australia?It’s a fairly simple question, but not one that’s asked very often. After all, the very nature of high-speed broadband connections means Internet access is virtually instantaneous today, but the fact remains that most of Australia’s Internet traffic – roughly 99 per cent of it – is routed over thousands of kilometres of submarine cables between Australia, the U.S. and Asia mainlands.As with any other form of long-distance travel, there’s a price to be paid for the use of the road, so-to-speak, and the longer the road, the higher the price.To continue reading this ABC News report, go to:
www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2012/10/17/3612577.htm

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