Photos from the Days When Thousands of Cables Crowded the Skies

Before most cables ran underground, all electrical, telephone and telegraph wires were suspended from high poles, creating strange and crowded streetscapes. Here are some typical views of late-19th century Boston, New York, Stockholm, and other wire-filled cities. » 9/03/14 2:33pm 9/03/14 2:33pm

This map shows what the global Internet really looks like

Nearly all of the world's international communication is dependent on undersea cables that carry information from coastal nation to coastal nation. This map shows how those cables connect the world, from massive continents to tiny islands. » 3/07/14 9:40am 3/07/14 9:40am