How does a network connect to other networks over WAN?


I mean in like how do we send a signal that could casted over to the other side of the world. Like do we send it to a satellite then send it back or do we send the signal on earth, I’m confused

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Intercontinental communications are typically done with undersea fiber optic cables. Satellites are used for this too, but have less bandwidth and reliability; So they’re significantly less common, and mostly used for providing internet to remote locations that have no wired connections available.

Undersea cables use extremely strong armor and shielding to protect themselves from the elements. They’re typically buried slightly underneath the sand at the bottom of the ocean. They’re planned in advanced to go through the most shallow points of the ocean.

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