- Apr 23, 2018
Very true, cutting undersea cables wouldn't completely sever communication, but it would cripple it until it could be repaired. 99% of our data traffic goes through those cables and we just don't have the bandwidth available anywhere else to compensate in a situation where too many cables were broken. I would guess that it would be some kind of global emergency, a massive geological convulsion, or deliberate sabotage, and government and emergency use of alternate channels would be prioritized. So, you know. No Netflix.
Now there's a post-Cold War reboot idea for Hunt for Red October.