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Undersea internet cables connect Pacific islands to the world. But geopolitical tension is tugging at the wires

  • Written by Amanda H A Watson, Research Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University
Undersea internet cables connect Pacific islands to the world. But geopolitical tension is tugging at the wiresCable coming ashore from a ship.Coral Sea Cable System

If you’ve ever emailed a resort in Fiji or Vanuatu about that long-awaited holiday, it’s likely your email travelled through an undersea internet cable. Such cables carry much of the internet traffic around the globe, in conjunction with underground fibre connections, satellites and...



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