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Alaska is first phase of Arctic Ocean fiber optic project

 


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Marine surveying will start again this summer near Alaska's coastal communities in a wide-reaching effort to improve communications by laying a $700 million fiber-optic cable linking Europe and Asia through the Arctic Ocean.

The Alaska Dispatch News report lingering sea ice in Canada's Northwest Passage has caused project delays for cable-laying ships that don't have the ability to adjust course like transport ships do.

Anchorage-based Quintillion Holdings is a partner in a project initiated by Canada-based Arctic Fibre. Quintillion CEO Elizabeth Pierce says her c...



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