Broadband internet coming to Alaska's northern coast

    The first phase of a project to lay an undersea cable from Asia to Europe via the Arctic ocean will connect Nome to Prudhoe bay, plugging in to the existing network in the rest of Alaska.

    Posted Friday, May 27th, 2016 12:00pm by Colt Dylan

    Broadband internet will be coming to Alaska's northern coast.

    The first phase of a project to lay an undersea cable from Asia to Europe via the Arctic ocean will connect Nome to Prudhoe bay, plugging in to the existing network in the rest of Alaska.

    Ships from French Telecom Company Alcatel-Lucent are set to lay cable from june to september for Anchorage-based Quintillion Networks. The 11-hundred mile cable will include branches ashore to Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainwright, and Barrow.

    Scientific American reports the new network is scheduled to be operational by next year.

    The next phase will be a cable from Nome to Tokyo, for faster connections between Asia and North America.

    The final phase will head east from Prudhoe Bay, weaving through Canada's Arctic Islands and crossing the North Atlantic to London.

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