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Arctic Fibre to extend high-speed undersea backbone past Nunavik

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    Arctic Fibre to extend high-speed undersea backbone past Nunavik Firm applies for eastern Hudson Bay landing licences
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5, 2012
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      Arctic Fibre to extend high-speed undersea backbone past Nunavik
      Firm applies for eastern Hudson Bay landing licences

      http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/pub/photos/nunavik_route_change_570.jpg
      This map shows the amended version of Arctic Fibre’s proposed cable route,
      with a backbone line running along the eastern coast of Hudson Bay through
      Chisasibi to Montreal and New York. (IMAGE COURTESY OF ARCTIC FIBRE)

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      http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674arctic_fibre_to_extend_high-speed_undersea_backbone_past_nunavik/

      Arctic Fibre Inc., the firm that’s planning to install a undersea fibre
      optic cable to connect London, New York and Tokyo through the waters of
      the Canadian Arctic, announced Oct. 3o that they’ve amended their plan to
      include a backbone connection that would extend along the eastern side of
      Hudson Bay from Cape Dorset to Kuujjuaraapik and Chisasibi.

      From there it would run through James Bay Cree territory down to Montreal
      and New York City, cutting many hundreds of kilometres off the cable
      system’s link between Tokyo and New York.

      That, in turn, would make the network even more attractive to traders
      working in financial centres like Tokyo and New York, because it would
      offer nearly instantaneous turn-arounds on large-volume buy and sell
      orders.

      To that end, Arctic Fibre has amended its landing licence application to
      Industry Canada to enable cable landing sites near Chisasibi and Moosonee
      to facilitate the shorter route through Montreal to New York.

      The company also proposes a series of spur links that could benefit
      Nunavik, Nunavut and the James Bay Cree.

      Those include spur lines to Ivujivik, Akulivik, Puvirnituq, Inukjuak,
      Umiuaq and Kuujjuarapik-Whapmagoostui.
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