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Russians Could Stop Internet by Attacking Transatlantic Cables

Three small bundles of fiber optics, each containing 12 fiber strands, are unraveled for testing after the cable was brought to shore in Haines, Alaska, for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company. (Michael Penn/AP)

By    |   Friday, 22 December 2017 06:17 AM

Military leaders, strategists, and defense contractors are reconsidering how to defend the world’s vast undersea fiber-optic network following a top British military leader’s warning that Russia could paralyze Western communications — including the internet — by attacking them.

There are over 700,000 miles of submarine cable worldwide, a network that has been growing ever since 1858 when the first transatlantic cable was laid between Newfoundland and Ireland.

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Military leaders, strategists, and defense contractors are reconsidering how to defend the world’s vast undersea fiber-optic network following a top British military leader’s warning that Russia could paralyze Western communications — including the internet — by attacking them.
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