Not Too Cold for Cable


Not Too Cold for Cable

A new undersea fiber optic cable will be routed through the Arctic to serve as a connection between Asia and Europe.

Called “The ArcticLink” by the Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company, the project is expected to be completed in 2013 and will enhance global broadband connectivity by providing superior Internet capacity, security and latency compared to existing offerings.

The project is slated to begin construction in 2011. The 10,000-mile undersea fiber optic ArcticLink utilizes a politically stable and secure route running through Japan, the United States, Canada, Greenland, the Arctic region, and the United Kingdom.

The project will also utilize four, 40 gigabit per second subsea fiber pairs, providing four times the existing capacity per wavelength for a combined system capacity of 6.4 terabits per second. It will also have record setting latencies of less than 90 milliseconds. That is nearly a 50 percent reduction compared to today’s preferred Asia-Europe route latency times.

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