Cable & Telecom

First 50 km of fibre laid for Connected Coast project

PRINCE RUPERT – CityWest announced today the first 50 kilometers of subsea fibre-optic cable for the Connected Coast project, its joint venture with Strathcona Regional District, has been laid at landing sites in Northern B.C. Construction on the $45.4-million project, which is being funded by the federal and provincial governments, began last November. Now, fibre has been laid and connected at shore landings in Lax Kw’alaams, Metlakatla, and Dodge Cove. “Another leg was brought ashore at Ridley Island, an industrial area just outside of Prince Rupert, which will connect into CityWest’s main network,” a press release explains. “Over the next...

Our industry and COVID-19

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