Landing of Undersea Fiber-optic Cable

in November 2002 at the US West Coast, Second Street,
Hermosa Beach, CA

 

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West coast ocean front with cable-laying ship anchored at the Hermosa Beach shore.

View behind the fence of trench work at the landing site in Hermosa Beach.

The undersea fiber optic cable from Japan has just arrived.

Testing the cable at landing site.

Landing site at Second Street in Hermosa Beach in the first block behind the beach.

Intersection of Second Street and Hermosa Avenue.

2002 Schlueter Langdon

 

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The trans-Pacific cable is run underneath the ocean floor and the Hermosa Beach sand to ...

... a landing site at Second Street.

Workers receive the cable at the Second Street manhole.

2002 Schlueter Langdon

 

Submarine Cable System Diagram

Source: Telegeography. 2002. Submarine Cable System Diagram. Free Resources: Maps and Schematics [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://www.telegeography.com/resources/maps_and_schematics/bandwidth/sb02_sub_cable_system.html; Internet.

 

Global Internet Map

The orange lines show international Internet capacity.

Source: Telegeography. 2002. Wallmaps [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://www.telegeography.com/maps/internet; Internet.

Additional information:

An epic story of wiring the planet: Stephenson, N. 1996. Mother Earth Mother Board: The hacker tourist ventures forth across the wide and wondrous meatspace of three continents, chronicling the laying of the longest wire on Earth. Wired Magazine (December) 4.12 [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4.12/ffglass.html; Internet.

Fulcher, R. 2001. Undersea cable creep toward city. Easy Reader (12/13/01) [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://easyreader.hermosawave.net/news2001/1213/HBcable1213.asp; Internet.

Fulcher, R. 2001. City gets $9.4 million undersea cable. Easy Reader (12-20-01) [electronic document] (accessed 05/20/03); available from http://easyreader.hermosawave.net/news2001/1213/HBcable1213.asp; Internet.