Cable & Telecom

CityWest acquires West Island Cable

BAMFIELD, B.C. – Prince Rupert’s CityWest announced today it has acquired West Island Cable of Bamfield, B.C., which is located on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. “In 1901, a trans-Pacific undersea telegraph cable was laid from Fanning Island (south of Hawaii) to Bamfield, a small town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The telegraph station allowed for worldwide communications in a very short time span,” recalls the CityWest press release announcing the sale today. “Although the station was decommissioned in 1959, it now houses the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. And now, CityWest is happy to be part of...

Our industry and COVID-19

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