What is the Internet? What the Internet Actually Looks Like

Gianmarco Ebeling
3 min readSep 22, 2020

A lot of people think of the Internet as a cloud, something floating in the air that works through satellites and magically connects a computer network, allowing us to navigate.

Truth is that the Internet can be actually seen as a physical thing.

It is powered by miles and miles of underwater cables that connect internet users around the world.

Submarine Cable Map (www.submarinecablemap.com)
Gianmarco Ebeling

Founder of Flate.com. Passionate about innovation, developing great products, and entrepreneurship. Join me as we explore the fascinating world of startups.