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Windows 7: The World Wide Web!

26 Jul 2010   #1

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The World Wide Web!

This may seem like a very silly question, but how is the world connected via the World Wide Web?

Now I know that inside a country such as the UK, which is quite small fibre optic cables provide the means by which the bulk if not all Web traffic is transported, but what about around the world.

Surely it must be communication satalights using some sort of baud rate that get used with ADSL broadband that makes it possible for the actual web to exist. My reason for thinking this is because surely it would not only be impractical but it wouldn't it also be impossible for enough fibre optic cable to be laid across the oceans of the world to handle to huge amounts of data that are transfered each day. Also wouldn't there be a huge amount of latency if you used fibre optic cables to connect the far reaches of the planet with one another with fibre optic cables.


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26 Jul 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
This may seem like a very silly question, but how is the world connected via the World Wide Web?

Now I know that inside a country such as the UK, which is quite small fibre optic cables provide the means by which the bulk if not all Web traffic is transported, but what about around the world.

Surely it must be communication satalights using some sort of baud rate that get used with ADSL broadband that makes it possible for the actual web to exist. My reason for thinking this is because surely it would not only be impractical but it wouldn't it also be impossible for enough fibre optic cable to be laid across the oceans of the world to handle to huge amounts of data that are transfered each day. Also wouldn't there be a huge amount of latency if you used fibre optic cables to connect the far reaches of the planet with one another with fibre optic cables.
The world is connected by cables. Satellite links are slower and expensive. Both copper and fiber optic are much faster.

Latency always exists, but the average user cant see it.

I wonder about the reason you are asking about the setup. Let us know

Ken
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26 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I don't see how a copper wire can be faster than a satalite, and how many fibre optic cables would a single satalite? I am sure by the time you have messed around laying cables, you could have an infinitly faster satalite connection. Fibre cables have 2 values either on or off, but satalites can use a baud rate which would make them faster and capable of more data than a fibre cable.

In the UK we have both satalite and cable, the satalite carrys more channels and more HD channels than the cable TV network ever will as it has more capacity.

And as for my wanting to know, well that is just sheer curiosity,
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26 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Don't forget the UK may be small but there are lots of places still not connected via fibre optic cable, we have to rely of copper wiring to receive our Internet.
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26 Jul 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Don't forget the UK may be small but there are lots of places still not connected via fibre optic cable, we have to rely of copper wiring to receive our Internet.

I know you can live in a city and get up to 50Mb broadband if Virgin media are there, or 20Mb with BT then travel a few miles out of town and be stuck with a 56K modem.

Although there are plans to get at least 2Mb broadband all over the UK.
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