Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) The Alaska portion of a planned globe spanning broadband fire optic cable is now complete.
.Anchorage based Quintillion Network said a cable laying ship has finished the last 40 miles of a link that runs from Nome to Prudhoe Bay. The company also announced that branches ashore were installed last year at Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainright, and Utgiagvik. The timetable for having the cable in service is December. An overland cable that runs from Fairbanks to Deadhorse is expected to be operational in April. The next phase involves running the cable from Nome to Tokyo, Japan to provide faster connections between Asia and North America. The final phase will head east from Prudhoe Bay, and then weave through Canada's Artic island and then cross the North Atlantic Ocean to London, England.