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Australia is attempting to improve its internet speeds (which currently are 41st in the world) by rolling out the National Broadband Network (NBN), an open-access data network using fibre optic cables. There's been A LOT of talk about the NBN, but what does it actually look like? RiAus has managed to get some cross-section pictures of the cable that could revolutionise Australia's internet potential. 

Surrounded by termite, water, rodent and crush-proof sheaths, the actual cable is contained in the green, red, orange and blue tubes in this image. Each tube contains a stack of 12 ribbons, which each carry 12 fibres. This means there are 576 fibres in the cable and in total they're capable of transferring 2,074 Petabits per second - the equivalent of 259,250 one Terabyte hard drives.

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Australia is attempting to improve its internet speeds (which currently are 41st in the world) by rolling out the National Broadband Network (NBN), an open-access data network using fibre optic cables. There's been A LOT of talk about the NBN, but what does it actually look like? RiAus has managed to get some cross-section pictures of the cable that could revolutionise Australia's internet potential. Surrounded by termite, water, rodent and crush-proof sheaths, the actual cable is contained in the green, red, orange and blue tubes in this image. Each tube contains a stack of 12 ribbons, which each carry 12 fibres. This means there are 576 fibres in the cable and in total they're capable of transferring 2,074 Petabits per second - the equivalent of 259,250 one Terabyte hard drives. Find out more:

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