Don’t worry, internet providers in my area aren’t going out of business any time soon; a new map was released by TeleGeography yesterday which shows how internet connections are enabled via 232 cables that travel under water. The map also shows the names and connectivity of all cables installed since 1992. Insets on the map detail the latency of the network between countries.
The map can be ordered as a print version, or its interactive incarnation visited on the web. An interesting aspect of the map is being able to see which countries have the worst connections. According to the 2013 version, Japan may have trouble reaching sites in the U.K., the United States and South Africa aren’t very fast, and Brazil could have trouble connecting everywhere in the world.