We all want cheaper broadband. To get it, we need to lay undersea cables to connect us to the rest of the worls. To lay the cables, someone needs to put it on a boat. And it needs to be done by hand.In the clip above, you’ll notice one guy walking in circles, with another guy sitting down. After a while, they swap. That process will go on for the entire month of March this year, manually laying down 4,700km of cable metre by metre into the ship, Tyco Durable. Then they’ll keep going, laying down another 2,200km into another ship, Tyco Decisive.
If that’s not enough to make you go crazy, I don’t know what is.
And the next time you start whinging about how crappy our broadband is, spare a thought for the guys that are working to make it better…
[Pipe International – Thanks Kaan!]