How glass fiber is shaping the internet

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All modern means of communication rely on glass. From the Gorilla glass on our phones to the infotainment screens on our cars. But when I think of the internet I think of 5G, Starlink satellites, and WiFi, and I never think about the 750,000 miles of fiber optic cables currently running under our oceans: the tiny strands of glass that carry all of our photos, emails, and video chats. It is through these hair-thin strands of fiber that we are able to instantly communicate to almost anyone, anywhere, and it all relies on a 5,000-year-old technology: glass.
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The Verge 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
What’s your actual fastest internet speed at home and where are you from?
TylerDG दिवसापूर्वी
25 up, 4 down, California
AnfoFlash दिवसापूर्वी
1GB up and down, The Netherlands
peter osoro
peter osoro दिवसापूर्वी
Safaricom Kenya 200down 150up on 4G
David B
David B दिवसापूर्वी
5 down, 1 up Germany, danke Merkel
andy mao
andy mao 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
1g up and down via fiber
Konrad W
Konrad W तासापूर्वी
Next up how is plastic shaping the internet
Abhishek Chatterjee
Abhishek Chatterjee दिवसापूर्वी
I already seen a lot of videos on this topic but what I was very ken to know how the optical transmitter works and I got to know from this video... Thanks Verge!
Rasenmäher दिवसापूर्वी
Yes, electrons do not move as fast as light, they are pretty slow in fact, but this doesnt matter, because it‘s the electric field, that carries the information in a cable and it does indeed propagate at the speed of light.
Ramon Jose Rodriguez
Ramon Jose Rodriguez दिवसापूर्वी
Johnny Phung
Johnny Phung दिवसापूर्वी
She really wants to be your bud.
Jacob Spunt
Jacob Spunt दिवसापूर्वी
America does not need an NBN disaster
Ian दिवसापूर्वी
Buds? Wtf? Don’t refer to the audience as buds.
Kevin Bissinger
Kevin Bissinger 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
you think about starlink but not fiber?
Stephan Yaz
Stephan Yaz 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
call me bud one more time
Alesandro Ortiz
Alesandro Ortiz 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
The fiber's sound at 1:55 is soooo fun.
Younes Rabeh
Younes Rabeh 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
The comments section be like : 😑 B U D S 😑
Sam Speer
Sam Speer 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
So... where does the sand that makes the glass come from? What are the environmental ramifications of our fiber-optic civilization?
m. m. k.
m. m. k. 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
The Sand we are useing to bulid stuff is more of a problem than better technologie Copper also doesnt come with 0 ramification
Aditya Baxla
Aditya Baxla 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
what is buds? im i a bud? you bud? wtf
Martin Gamez
Martin Gamez 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
I’m not your bud, pal.
Sanjay Potdar
Sanjay Potdar 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
There should be a buds counter.
Rex Cosmos
Rex Cosmos 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
Why’d you guys change the thumbnail?
dondrap513 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
Stop calling us buds.
Jonas _
Jonas _ 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
Glass fiber. One of the rarest things in germany. 80-90 % is copper 😔
International Trailers
International Trailers 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
Am so glad am using a great smartphone
Michael P
Michael P 9 दिवसांपूर्वी
So freaking cool! I love science. We need more of this!
Jonas Hamill
Jonas Hamill 9 दिवसांपूर्वी
You keep talking about how the data travels by electrons and even mention that they very slowly along the wire and this is true. But they actually move much too slowly to send data along. This is is where your error is. Data is not sent along as electrons flow but actually as a wave, which is much faster. One electron 'bumping' into another etc can send a signal much faster than sending electrons down a wire.
Elijah M. Stephenson
Elijah M. Stephenson 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
Did you just say binary is "like morse-code"? Tf? Don't talk down to your audience jesus christ
Guy Darj
Guy Darj 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
I am surprised that I hadn't seen this channel till date... 'Liked and subscribed' ... Keep up the good work 🙂
Carlos Guerra
Carlos Guerra 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
Don EVER stop calling me "buds"
Aamir Afzal
Aamir Afzal 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
She has to stop saying buds
Joe Dombrowski
Joe Dombrowski 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
More of this! Becca's videos are best videos, and Becca doing something that isn't an earbud review is basically the best.
volando34 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
I'm not your bud, pal!
Cristobal Ruiz
Cristobal Ruiz 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
Transoceanic cables have existed for decades. Thanks for sharing!
Samsemilia vanowen
Samsemilia vanowen 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
Daniel Rayner
Daniel Rayner 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
Great video. Thank you
FlyEnri 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
This was too good Becca! Awesome video!
Joshua Phillips
Joshua Phillips 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
So I have to interrupt what I'm watching just to add this to watch later? That's SOME advanced civilisation we live in.
kenz 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
Great video
Santosh Managuli
Santosh Managuli 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
NICE... Thank you for this video
anhadbhurji 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Shoutout Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany, considered the "father of fiber optics" as well as for coining the term "fiber optics"!
pgp 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
This video is sponsored by Raycon Ear *b* *u* *d* *s*
FUGLY 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Buds, it's been used for ages what's new?
Nithin Ravi
Nithin Ravi 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Falmer 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Soham 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
I spent 4 years for learning this.
Delta Beta
Delta Beta 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
This guy still hasn't hit puberty?
Ben Williamson .177
Ben Williamson .177 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
I like wi-fi because it allows wireless underwater
Jack Ames
Jack Ames 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Neojhun 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
The Verge Science style is soo refined. It really should be just part of main Verge like the flagship show. This was a good example.
Michael Shermanheld
Michael Shermanheld 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
You are such a well-spoken & intriguing presenter. This was awesomely articulated, and hope to see even more from you, Becca on the Verge! Glad I subscribed 👍🏼
Madonna Hanna
Madonna Hanna 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
One of the most interesting videos ever😍😍
Eric Brown
Eric Brown 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
I’m not your bud, pal.
Cassia 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
pleasingly sciencey!
Fabrice Neuman
Fabrice Neuman 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Mind blowing video! Thanks.
Marian Mauel
Marian Mauel 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Germanys internet still runs on copper in big parts of the country. All because of our chancellor back in the 80s who made a backroom deal with a friend of his who ran some TV stations to sideline glass fiber expansion and lay more copper because it was cheaper and apparently more beneficial to TV signals. So its nice and all that this tech is evolving, but god damn politicians man...
Téva D
Téva D 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Kanan Ramakrishnan
Kanan Ramakrishnan 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
nice one
rushi butley
rushi butley 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Well i was expecting it to be more but then video come to an end.
Aerlevsedi 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Take a shot every time she says "buds".
isra mintTM
isra mintTM 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
you gotta stop saying "buds"
iamallwell 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Great video! Nice to know glass in very important in technology and in our day. I believe we are still in the Age of Glass.
iamallwell 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
She said "labour of love." She's Christian.
Eric Tingkingco
Eric Tingkingco 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
This is awesome. Unbelievable!!
RIP iran
RIP iran 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
hairy hands:D
TL 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Awesome stuff! Thanks for making this.
prakhar tomar
prakhar tomar 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Hello, fellow buds.
saad mahmood
saad mahmood 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
7:52 hollow in the middle will create more fast network?😶
Animesh Deshmukh
Animesh Deshmukh 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Nik da Silva
Nik da Silva 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
You know that sand (for production of other goods) is getting more and more difficult to get?
Shagith shagithyan
Shagith shagithyan 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Alzy 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
I thought she's a boy because the audio was mute.
Bannicus 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
I've gotta nitpick. The signal in a copper cable travels extremely fast. Very close to the speed of light in a vacuum. Light in a glass fibre is ~30% slower than that. Glass fibre adds significant latency over long distances and this is a huge problem. Low Earth orbit satellite networks will achieve better latency than glass despite a larger circumference round the Earth. Optical fibres are used for their low attenuation and some other benefits. If developers can get the distance and reliability out of copper or aluminium you we might see fibre optics being overlaid with traditional cables for latency sensitive applications. Hollow core fibre would also solve this. You can put multiple frequencies down a normal cable just the same. Electrical signals are still waves. They're not counting electrons coming through.
Remy P
Remy P 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
I understood like 5 things in this video but it was cool
invitapriore 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
I'm suddenly feeling a lot less anxious about busting my TOSLINK cables.
David 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Can you please never used “buds” in a video? Stop trying to make it happen.
Banana 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
That analogy is spot-on! Great content 👍
Y2Kvids 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
When Indoors , always wear a mask.
Sourav Swastik
Sourav Swastik 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
It was amazing Becca! Didn't know we're gonna need more than 1.4TB/sec speed in the near future but thanks for telling us. 🤩
LimitedWard 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
That alphabet analogy was amazing!
Aathreya Shenoy
Aathreya Shenoy 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Starlink tries to send data without a medium that's a cool innovation too!
Tariqur Rahman
Tariqur Rahman 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Becca is by far the coolest TechTuber in the realm; her video is the one which makes you think and she is the one who makes it fun. Nilay needs to have Becca more on Vergecast
Victor 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Call me bud one more time. BUDD!!
ceber54 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
You can also generate quantum entangled photons with optical fibre. E.g. with photonic optical fibre (or polarization maintaining fibre) using a pulsed laser. I know that because i've implemented such systems in the lab.
ceber54 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Also it's very fun to work with optical fibre! cut them or coupling them too!
Jean-Marc Abela
Jean-Marc Abela 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
that was great!
Cody Ghind
Cody Ghind 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
"Buds" is a reason by itself to stop watching her videos.
jigil jigil
jigil jigil 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
This is the kind of content I expect from the Verge, going out, doing some interviews, showing some labs, people and scientists, instead of sitting in front of camera lecturing your audience after gathering some info from Wikipedia. good job 👍
Vedraj r.m
Vedraj r.m 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
When you think about internet, you don’t think about optic fibre? That’s the first thing I think about
saeid 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Great video. But what’s with the EXTREME usage of the word “buds” or “bud”? I feel like it takes away from the professionalism of the video. I understand you “buds” might be trying to make it more down to earth. But it feels forced. Keep up the good work.
supernumex 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Please stop saying buds so much. One or two is fine, but it was distracting in this video.
walkin mn
walkin mn 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
This was a great video Becca and congrats to the team, I was exoecting another videoon the subject who talk about the lines between continents (which is a really interesting subject, but there ae already many videos about it) but was pleasantly surprised with the take, I wished you could do a series on this because I would like to know more about the preform and Shannon's limit but overall a great video
KIA 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
You're really missing making videos about wireless earbuds, aren't you?
Aaron Schwarz
Aaron Schwarz 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Multiplexing hundreds of colors of light over single fibers, in bundles for huge data throughput ^^
Nehemiah Dacres
Nehemiah Dacres 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
that's a REALLY good Analogy!
Joseph MacKenzie
Joseph MacKenzie 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
What a great explanation of bandwidth with the paper/font/alphabet explanation. My son just ate this video up. Maybe he will overcome the bandwidth limitations of fiber some day! Thank you for thoughtful content like this.
Mangolite 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
I need fiber optic glass sheet for my phone so it won’t break!
Justin Janki
Justin Janki 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
Such a great story about our modern world, and surprised there's so few views! Well done on this topic, certainly learnt a lot more than I thought I knew about fibre optics
TrippyMind 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
Who is bud?
Seema Pandey
Seema Pandey 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
The Hipster "Tech" people don't know much about tech. Just what user experience tech companies provide, not actually the technology behind it. Good for the verge to give out an actual bit of information about technology.
Phree Will
Phree Will 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
some new info for me from Nokia. first time liking a video in years. thanks
Lukas Murmann
Lukas Murmann 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
Stop saying Buds so much....
Jesus F.C.
Jesus F.C. 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
Glass age, the most minimalist age in the history
Guto Bernardo
Guto Bernardo 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
Meanwhile my Chromecast 2 is displaying this video im 480p on a full HD TV :( even though I have 300mbps 5ghz WiFi, technology sadly is slower getting into our homes
Aquins Varghese
Aquins Varghese 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
Stop saying buds
Dany Cardenas
Dany Cardenas 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
I have never need call “bud” more in my life
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