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Mattern CCAPresentation

Mattern CCAPresentation

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Published by: Shannon Mattern on Jun 15, 2012
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Hearing UrbanInfrastructure
Shannon Mattern
The New Schoolwordsinspace.net
 
Halifax, Canada
This modest indentation on theCanadian coastline is a majorInternet landmark, a sort of Ellis
Island of the Web: It‟s where a
submarine cable owned byHibernia Atlantic comes ashore.(Eleven major lines cross theAtlantic, and this one landsunder the manhole, above left.)This particular bit started at aHibernia sister station inSouthport, England, andtraversed the ocean in about0.0028 second. It will then skipalong one of two fiber-opticthoroughfares: the cross-Canada pipe, which goes toMontreal and points west, or thesouthern route, down the EastCoast, through Boston to NewYork
City….
Via
Blum, “
Netscapes
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