Welcome to Arctic Fibre

Arctic Fibre is a fibre optic telecommunications project developing one of the largest subsea cable networks in the world. The cable will connect Asia to Western Europe via the southern portion of the North West Passage through the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic. In addition to providing transoceanic connectivity directly between the two continents, Arctic Fibre will be bringing affordable high speed Internet access to the Arctic for the first time where bandwidth is currently limited. The introduction of high speed Internet will enable Arctic governments to deliver improved health and education services more cost effectively, spur economic development and empower local businesses, and allow consumers to access video and high speed applications.
The backbone cable will be over 15,000km long, provide ultra low latency service between Tokyo and London, and will utilize 100 gigabit wavelengths. The construction of the system is beginning in the summer of 2015 with the first segment of the network scheduled to be in service by the end of 2016.

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