1. SubscriberKewpie
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    05 May '13 04:55
    My internet connection travels from Australia to the US by means of an undersea cable between Sydney and somewhere in California. The land-based parts of this journey travel at a respectable speed, but both ends of the pipeline (although not the pipeline itself) seem to have a huge logjam, according to my traceroute numbers. Given that commerce would demand the maximum possible speed, and be prepared to pay for it, why does this still happen?
  2. Germany
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    05 May '13 08:031 edit
    Because laying cables is expensive and no one wants to pay for it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma