How Do You Fix an Undersea Cable?


Subject:
Technology , Communication Systems

Description:
Audio and text of a January 2007 article about making electrical repairs on the ocean floor. Describes the steps of how the repair takes place: discover location of damage (based on reported phone or Internet service outages or sending light pulses), send a cable repair ship that uses a robot or grapnel to pull the loose ends to the ship, repair by splicing, and lower cable back to the seabed. From Slate.

Creator:
Goldwert, Lindsay

Publisher:
Washington Post.Newsweek Interactive Co. LLC

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.slate.com/id/2156987


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