If you’re reading this post right now, then you’re one of millions upon millions of people from around the world who access the Internet each day. Every minute of everyday we access data that has been delivered to our computers and mobile devices over the Internet, but rarely do we stop to think about the complex network that feeds that data to our devices.
There are numerous complex components in this massive network, but one of the more interesting elements is the web of cables laid beneath the Earth’s oceans that connect networks on each continent.
The map on TeleGeography’s Submarine Cable Map site provides a very cool interactive look at this huge global network of undersea cables.
Fiber-optic cable is now a key material to our growth and opportunity in building our future in today’s digital world. Creating opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation by providing broad community access to the full power of the digital world. As our work and play become more and more data-driven, moving information quickly becomes critical for our economic competitiveness and quality of life.
What difference will high speed broadband make to our Internet experience in the future?
People will be interconnected with experts from all conceivable professions, accessing specific and everyday information from all over the globe, reaching communities of all shapes and sizes, using all sorts of applications and services — all in real time.
High speed broadband and technology has changed the way we do business by connecting you with your entire business network while you are out of the office, allowing you to respond quickly. Conference calling, video conferencing, e-mail, cloud computing, Skype, and instant messaging have flattened the world. Technology in business encourages innovation, collaboration and connectivity.
Perhaps the most important change with technology is how it has allowed businesses to connect and sell to clients in new ways, including mass e-mails, blogs, Face Book, Twitter & LinkedIn. These tools allow businesses to stay relevant in a customer’s mind, and help prospective customers find new companies to do business with. When a potential customer learns of your business, the first thing they will do is Google your name to link to your website to learn about you. The customer comes to you informed about what you do and who you are.
Do you have a plan to capture the business?
Can you sum up the benefits your service offers in one short sentence?