We’re On the Move

People, supplies and cable lay vessels are making their way to Alaska from around the world to work on the Quintillion Subsea Cable System. Quintillion’s 2016 summer construction season is underway in the communities of Nome, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainwright, Barrow and Prudhoe Bay. These Alaska communities will be connected to the main subsea cable trunk running between Nome, Alaska and Prudhoe, Alaska. Quintillion is on schedule to complete Phase 1 – Alaska construction by the end of 2016, with in-service 2017.

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Recent News

  • How a fiber-optic cable could forever change life in Arctic Alaska
    Alaska Dispatch News NOME — Summer construction on the first fiber-optic cable to cross the Arctic has rural Alaska telecom providers promising a huge market shift in a region that is on the underserved side of the digital divide. As two ships unspool cable onto the floor of the Bering and Chukchi seas, consumers in six coastal communities from Nome to Barrow anticipate cheaper, speedier internet and the ability to download more data without overage charges by the middle of next year. Continue Reading