High speed internet cable construction project sets sail into Arctic

DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska (KTUU) – After four years of planning, a new subsea fiber optic cable construction project is setting sail into the Arctic to plug-in rural Alaska to modern high speed internet.

The Ile de Brehat is one of the cable-laying ships from France contracted to complete the work. It took 41 days for the ship and crew to travel from Calais through the Panama Canal to Dutch Harbor, but in mid-July the vessel finally made it into Alaska waters.

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