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Episode.3 Networks

Fibers and switches and routers, oh my!

Published: February 24, 2022
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How did our society’s need to 'Netflix and chill' lead to a revolution in hardware networks? Eliminating the need to drive down to your local Blockbuster Video just to rent a movie took a miracle of hardware and convoluted networking…and a few motivated geniuses to figure it all out.

In episode 3 of the Traceroute Podcast, Dave Temkin, Ingrid Burrington, Jack Waters, and Andrew Blum join us to discuss how the physical internet works. Detailing the hidden infrastructure involved in getting computers connected around the world, they shed some light on the fact that, contrary to what digital natives might think, your connection to the World Wide Web isn't 100% wireless.