Discussion: An anchor was dropped on to fiber-optic cables off of the shore of Kenya this past weekend. This is going to cause East African high-speed internet access to be severely disrupted for the next two weeks. After the fiber-optic cables arrived in Africa in 2009, internet subscriptions almost doubled from 1.8 million to 3.1 million over a 12-month period. The incident brings to light the possible fragility of our information technology infrastructure.
Source: BBC News
Date: February 27, 2012
- How are underwater fiber-optic cables located?
- How are fiber-optic cables repaired?