Anchorage Firm Activates Fiber-Optic System That Will Boost Broadband in Northern Alaska

The Anchorage-based company that’s been laying fiber-optic cable on- and offshore around northern Alaska over the past two years will activate the first part of its system tonight, giving the Prudhoe Bay area a big boost in broadband capacity.

“It’s important because it lays the stage for the future connection, and connectivity into the communities of Utqiagvik, or Barrow, Point Hope, Wainwright, Kotzebue and Nome,” says Quintillion spokeswoman Kristina Woolston.

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