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Tubes and Exchanges: Discovering the real places of the Internet
When a squirrel chewed through a cable and knocked him offline, journalist Andrew Blum started wondering what the Internet was really made of. So he set out to go see it—the underwater cables, secret switches and other physical bits that make up the net.

Blum’s talk will take you on a journey through this network of networks. He will explore its evolution over time and how centralized hubs called Internet Exchanges (there are 350 in the world) make the Internet faster and more affordable.
Registrant(s)/Capacity:
229/320
Start Time:
May 2, 2013, 7:00 pm
End Time:
May 2, 2013, 9:00 pm
Where:
1400-1430 Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings V6B 5K3
Cost:
Free
For Further Information:
Phone:
778-782-5254
Email:
city@sfu.ca
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