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This Boat Is Going to Install an Entire Country's Internet

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Tyco Resolute is a 460-foot-long cable layer, and she's come to connect the country of Costa Rica to PAC-1, a massive submarine communications cable running from California to Panama.

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Tyco Resolute has one job: to keep the world wired. She installs and maintains the undersea cables that form the backbone of the Internet, and right now she needs to connect a nation in need of a 21st-century upgrade. Hop aboard as she lays fiber optic cables off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, a mission that's anything but simple. Malfunctioning cables and equipment, pounding surf, and low tides have put Tyco Resolute way behind schedule. If she doesn't pick up the pace, the entire mission will be in jeopardy.

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