The Internet Really Is a Bunch of Tubes. Here's What They Look Like.

Xbox Live. The PlayStation Network. Steam. This website. Your email. They're all nothing without the internet. Yet do you ever stop and wonder what the internet actually looks like? Where all the cables go? Where it sleeps?

This amazing documentary goes behind the scenes at Telx, a company whose Lower Manhattan offices are one of the busiest internet exchanges in the world.

This is what the internet looks like. Places like this are where you can reach out and touch it. It's fascinating.


If you think that sounds like there'll be a lot of cables in there, you are 100% correct. They should call the place Cabletown. Or maybe even Kabletown.

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Less palpable and fascinating than this.