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Quintillion Cable Construction Status Report
Submarine Cable NewsFeed - New Submarine Cable Systems
Monday, 28 August 2017 13:21

Quintillion is constructing an 1800-km state-of-the-art, subsea fiber optic/broadband network with landing points in six key Alaska markets located on the Arctic/Northern Slope, the first such system deployed in this region.

The Quintillion Subsea Cable System will be connected in the Q4 2017 timeframe to a currently operational Quintillion terrestrial fiber optic network capable of transporting massive amounts of data and internet traffic to the lower 48 states and international gateways.  Quintillion will be launching commercial operations and providing broadband services to clients addressable to its completed subsea/terrestrial network infrastructure in this same timeframe and is extremely excited to deliver innovative technology and capability to Alaska business entities and other potential clients, who have waited too long for modern technology and broadband services, available to them at a reasonable cost.

The cable-laying vessel Ile de Batz and several support vessels are currently installing the remaining cable off the northern coast of Alaska. Installation will be completed later this summer and the system is scheduled to go live by December 1, 2017.  Phase I (Alaska) includes development of a subsea trunk line from Prudhoe Bay to Nome with branching lines to Deadhorse, Utqiagvik (Barrow), Wainwright, Pt. Hope, Kotzebue and Nome. In addition, new fiber has been installed between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay that will connect these northern Alaska communities to the Pacific Northwest.

Once Phase I in Alaska is complete this year, the Quintillion Subsea Cable System plans to connect Asia to Western Europe via the southern portion of the Northwest Passage through the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic, with potential connections into Northern Canada.