Internet to slow down unless more undersea cables are laid

As the internet rapidly expands with ever more videos, web pages and posts, more ocean-spanning cable lines will be needed to string together this essential global computer network.In five to seven years, for example, the transatlantic fiber optic cables linking the United States to Europe will run out of capacity.But a crisis is not looming. Well before the internet slows to a crawl over these increasingly congested pipelines, a company or a consortium of companies will plunk down the funds for more bandwidth across the watery abyss.

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