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Deep-sea cables key to keeping internet afloat

A fishing boat drops anchor for the night off the coast of Sydney — it’s something the crew has done multiple times a day for the past decade, and there’s nothing out of the ordinary with this particular drop. Yet unbeknown to them, this time the anchor severs a nondescript cable lying across the sea floor.

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