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Legislation Tabled to Make Bermuda a Cable Hub

Bermuda’s government is the latest to embrace submarine fiber optic cables as an economic development driver by positioning the island as a digital hub. 

FCC Grants Havfrue Landing License

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a cable landing license to land and operate the Havfrue transatlantic submarine cable system within the United States. 

FCC Grants Curie Cable License

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a cable landing license to GU Holdings for the purpose of landing and operating a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system, Curie, connecting Los Angeles, California and Valparaiso, Chile.

FCC Grants License for Alaska-Canada Cable

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a cable landing license to Ketchikan Public Utilities (KPU) for the KetchCan1 submarine cable system. 

FCC Proposes Funding to Improve PR/USVI Networks

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated a draft Order to his fellow commissioners that would provide approximately $950 million in funding to storm-harden, improve, and expand broadband networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

License Application Supplement Filed for Southern Cross NEXT

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received an application filed by Pacific Carriage Limited Inc. (PCLI) and Southern Cross Cables Limited (SCCL, together with PCLI, the Applicants) for a license to land and operate a non-common carrier fiber optic submarine cable extending from Australia to the United States, with branching units to New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tokelau, and Kiribati.

Permit for Cable Laying through the Marianas Trench

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized an environmental assessment and issued a permit for a submarine fiber optic telecommunications cable to pass through the Trench Unit of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.

UK to Control Exports on Subsea Cable Equipment to Russia

A new national control covering the export of submersible vessels and related equipment, software and technology to Russia came into force in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2019.

Anacom CAM Working Group Holds Second Meeting

Portuguese telecom regulator Anacom is studying how to improve communications to the Portuguese islands of the Azores and Madeira.  As is the case with many other islands around the world, Portugal’s government is taking a leading role in assure that the populations have access to quality Internet services. 

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