AP&T begins survey for new SE undersea fiber optic line

Alaska Power & Telephone has begun preparations for a 214-mile fiber optic cable that will run from Juneau down to Coffman Cove. The SEALink submarine cable project will bring faster broadband internet access to communities like Coffman Cove and Kasaan on Prince of Wales Island.

While the project is not expected to affect Wrangell, AP&T Business Development Vice President Jason Custer said Wrangell could be the target of future improvements in the company’s Southeast network.

“It’s a major investment in the region, and we’re glad to see it happen,”he said. “Having broadband is having options.”...

 

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