In the Ether, Underwater

Historically, the world has been explored and connected by water, linked through the exchange of goods, people, and ideas. The most modern tool of globalization today is, of course, the Internet, allowing people from most everywhere access to information and economic and social exchange through the worldwide web. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss the communication system which exists in a vast network of underwater fiber optic cable, invisibly linking us together in a technological marvel of high-speed data flow.


Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.

Image: Undersea Fiber Optic Cable. Credit: DL Ritter