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Taryn Simon
Transatlantic Sub-Marine Cables Reaching Land, VSNL International, Avon, New Jersey These VSNL sub-marine telecommunications cables extend 8,037.4 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. Capable of transmitting over 60 million simultaneous voice conversations, these underwater fiber-optic cables stretch from Saunton Sands in the United Kingdom to the coast of New Jersey. The cables run below ground and emerge directly into the VSNL International headquarters, where signals are amplified and split into distinctive wavelengths enabling transatlantic phone calls and internet transmissions.

Series: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar
Chromogenic color print
94.6 x 113 cm
2007
Avon, New Jersey

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