Quintillion starts laying Phase 1 of Arctic fiber at Nome

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Anchorage-based fiber provider Quintillion Networks is hard at work on an 10,000-mile intercontinental subsea fiber system that will eventually connect Europe and Japan by way of the Alaska and Canadian Arctic.

The projects will eventually be the first intercontinental cable system, but it will rely on terrestrial cable installation in Northwest Alaska towns. Work on these land-based cable sites is underway and will lead to undersea development later in the year.

For each of six relevant Northwest Alaska communities, Quintillion has installed community liaisons, the company announced on May 9.

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