We're back at it with episode three of our five-part podcast special that explains the nuts and bolts of the internet.
You've come to the right place if you're looking to understand how all of those cat videos travel from the source to your phone.
We explained in episode two how the internet is made of transport networks to carry data over (mostly) fiber optic wires distributed around the world. And in the episode before that, we discussed how the internet is a network of networks operated by thousands of mostly private companies.
But we haven’t yet covered exactly how and where those networks meet and exchange traffic with each other and access their destinations.
So today, it's data center time.