does these networks rely on the cable deep in the ocean ?
Impossible. The people who operate the cable will only operate for the government interest. CJDNS, and other means will not able to run through those cables, unless some insider managed to implement it.
Mesh network is aimed for local communities, then grow outwards. When we reach to near global stages, then there will be a political changes in the system globally. It will hinder government, and corporations greatly, and the people who operating the ocean cables will lose money, and it’s funding from the godvernment, and the corporations. So two things will go down for them; they lose money, and declare bankruptcy. Somebody will take it’s place, in this case, it will be meshnet company. Most people already funded the most part of it, and this final push will put end to the political debate for decades, or centuries. Or decide to implement the feature, and allow communication flow freely, and continue to make money.
what did the egyptian government do exactly to shut the internet?
The godvernment own the cables.
This is what happens when you allow the emerge of state, church, and corporate power into one mighty state. It monopolies everything, and the minority of the said state get to decide the best interest for the majority. Essentially a mob rule.
That’s why meshnet will eradicate the concept of political, and economical power. Everybody get to transfer the data without the need to know the data itself. They are free to charge people to transfer data. Anybody can become an ISP, so if you want earn coins, you could give them a choice that you’ll transfer the data to other places rather quickly than commit to 3+ hops. Think of the micro payments. A competing meshnet that does a better job than existing ISP companies because they are commit to transfer data for exchange of coin, their living salary. They’ll do for the best interest for the people. This is a individualism (politically) battle versus the godvernment, and it’s corporate ISP minions, and statism school of thought.
how does a laptop in china connect to a laptop in USA with the mesh network?
A lot of hopping from LA to Alaska, to Russia, down to China. Those monster Radio towers, those are the ones we need to transfer data.
ocean cables, after the political battle.