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What I think you would find is a telegraph net, that on the same landmass you would find more cables within areas controlled by the same state, then between such areas. Cables on the bottom of the oceans were rather few an expensive, and the only empire to control an international net reaching all parts of the world, was the British empire.

However, I bet the same - higher number of cables within political entity then between - can be said about the internet. For example, our own little branch of Echelon FRA collects data at the rather few nodes were traffic enters and exits Sweden.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Sep 17th, 2010 at 03:52:26 PM EST
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