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Quintillion completes 1,400-mile Alaska fiber optic network

Journal Staff

A new broadband option for northern Alaska communities is a step closer after the last segment of the Quintillion Subsea Cable System was installed this month.

Alaska crews aboard the Alcatel Submarine Networks C/V Ile de Batz completed the Alaska portion of the international fiber optic system that will eventually link London and Tokyo via the Arctic.

The system is on schedule to be in service this December, said Quintillion interim CEO George M Tronsrue III.

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