Deep within the very heart of your body, lurks a force so intrusive and so powerful that it would terrify you if you came face to face with it. Your backbone – which is, in fact, many bones that together hold your skeleton and the rest of your body together.
The Internet also has a backbone. And just like your backbone, the Internet backbone holds the Internet together – a network of high capacity communications routes linking local Internet networks (comprising over 35 million Internet server sites) across land and under the sea. Here is a quick look at the Internet backbone.
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To see what real-time delay there is (in milliseconds) for data to move from one monitoring station to another, go to Dotcom-Monitor’s free online live “pulse” latency tracker at https://www.dotcom-monitor.com/network_latency.aspx