CanArctic Plans to Connect Clarenville and Iqaluit with Fiber Optic Cable

Toronto-based CanArctic Inuit Networks says they will construct a fiber optic cable network to connect Clarenville in Newfoundland and Iqaluit, Nunavut. The company estimates a total span of more than 2,000 kilometers for this new network. The initial calculation is around  $107 million for building the new fiber link that would deliver high speed communication services to the customers. The…

Full Fibre Broadband Reaches Beatrix Potter Village

Openreach deploys fibre optic cables to seventy-six homes and businesses in Beatrix Potter village, including Hill Top, which is run as a visitor attraction by the National Trust. Subscribers can now access some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK through full fibre broadband programme. With this Openreach has completed the final phase of Connecting Cumbria, in which Openreach…

CATV Operators Donate Fiber Optic Cables to Jamaican Government

CATV operators and two major toll road operators in Jamaica have donated 650 kilometers of fiber optic cable to the Government for building the nation’s broadband network. These fiber optic cables will be an integral part of the Jamaican national fiber optic backbone network. The cable television operators include the island’s two largest cable providers and 34 smaller rural cable…

European Union Opens Investigation Against Chinese Cable Dumping

Reuters reports that the European Union has opened two investigations into Chinese cable exporters to assess whether optical fiber cables are being sold in the bloc benefiting from unfair subsidies. The European Union sees China as a systemic rival and has 23 investigations underway into various products exported from the country. If the investigations follow actions to regulate the shipment…