Internet

What is Broadband? A Definition in Under 100 Words.

Answer: the definition of broadband is, formally, “a high-capacity data transmission type that can handle multiple types of traffic at once.”

But in the context of Internet access, broadband is used to mean any high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than traditional dial-up access.

Mythbusters: Revenge of the Cable Myths, Part III

In Part II of TeleGeography's Mythbusters presentation at SubOptic 2016, Alan Mauldin busted five myths that ranged from whether capacity demand is doubling every two years to a quote from the movie Gravity that the destruction of a single satelite would lead to half of North America "losing their Facebook." In the concluding part of this series, Tim Stronge returns to the stage to take on myths about energy costs pushing decisions about content providers' data center locations, multiple parties building on the same route and "adult" content driving most Internet traffic. 

Mythbusters: Revenge of the Cable Myths, Part II

In the first part of TeleGeography’s Mythbusters presentation at SubOptic 2016, Tim Stronge busted myths about NSA Surveillance, decreases in connectivity to the United States and shark attacks on the internet. In Part II, Alan Mauldin investigates whether submarine cable capacity is doubling every two years, if content providers really need fiber pairs everywhere, if the global network is more resilient than ever before, whether Netflix has huge subsea capacity requirements and the possibility that the destruction of a single satelite would cause half of North America to "lose their Facebook". 

Mythbusters: Revenge of the Cable Myths, Part I

TeleGeography’s Tim Stronge and Alan Mauldin returned to the triennial SubOptic conference this year to deliver a follow-up to their popular and humorous submarine cable mythbusting master class from the 2013 event. In just over an hour, Tim and Alan “exploded” eleven of the most prevalent myths about the submarine cable industry. To cover the scope of the master class, we’ll be recapping the entire presentation over the course of a three-part blog series.

Connected by a Thread

As kids, many of us attached a pair of tin cans to the ends of a long string to create a primitive telephone. Somewhat ironically, modern global telecommunications still functions in a somewhat similar manner. 

Latency: The Need for Speed

Reducing the latency (delay) of network traffic between locations has been the focus for financial firms engaged in high-frequency trading for several years, but this is also a goal for gaming companies as well. In a series of blog posts, Riot Games discussed how they have designed their own latency-optimized network. When linking destinations around the world, comparing the latency of the various submarine cables is critical.

Ten Weird and Possibly Useful Things You Didn't Know about International Networks

In this hilarious and informative presentation, TeleGeography's VP of Research, Tim Stronge, delivers an overview of the state of international networks. Presented in October 2015 at NANOG 65 in Montreal, Quebec, Tim's key takeways remain relevant today.   

What does the Internet look like?

Loosely based on TeleGeography's Submarine Cable Map, a Netherlands artist, Jeroen van Loon, created an art installation that depicts Internet data as ephemeral and temporary. 

Lights, Camera, Action!

On February 11th, SUPERGRAVITY Pictures dropped by our Washington, D.C. office to interview our Senior Analyst Erik Kreifeldt for an upcoming movie about the the state of Internet Service Providers in America today.