SINGAPORE (June 18): World Cup fever is upon us again. Soccer fans here might gripe about how much they have to cough up for pay-TV, on top of existing subscriptions, just so they can catch the action live. Still, regardless of whether they are Singtel or StarHub customers, or taking in the action with mates at a pub or coffee shop, their viewing is made possible by the 76,000km-long network of fibre-optic cables running across the island.

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