By SubTel Forum

Local news source the Kodiak Daily Mirror is reporting that the Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company (KKCC) has announced plans to finance, design, build and operate a submarine fiber optic cable connecting Asia and Europe.  The new system (ArcticLink) will be routed through the Arctic and is expected to be completed in 2013.

Walt Ebell, CEO of the Alaskan-based developer, said, “ArcticLink is the answer to the fast-growing telecommunications demands created by the globalized economy.  Creating this international broadband expressway through the Arctic will allow unprecedented capacity, unmatched security and reliability, and a dramatic latency reduction. Connecting these three continents directly is truly historic.”

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