Eastern Arctic in line to get faster internet with a fibre optic line from Asia to Europe

Via Scoop.itNunavut

Doug Cunningham, president of Ont.-based Arctic Fibre Inc., is proposing to run a fibre optic line under water which could bring faster internet speeds to the eastern Arctic. (CBC)   A Canadian company is planning to build a fibre optic line which could bring significantly faster internet speeds to the eastern Arctic. [excerpt] Ontario-based Arctic Fibre Inc. wants to run 15,868 kilometres of the cable under water. It would stretch from northern Asia, under the Pacific Ocean, through the Northwest Passage and across the Atlantic to Europe. It would also provide high speed internet to some northern communities. The proposed network would include connections to Tuktoyaktuk in the N.W.T., and Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak, Igloolik, Hall Beach, Cape Dorset and Iqaluit in Nunavut. “And that will create so many different opportunities for people, just in terms of how they conduct their affairs,” Arctic Fibre president Doug Cunningham told CBC News. […]
Via www.cbc.ca

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