In last week’s paper, the Petersburg Pilot published a story titled, “SEAPA awards bid for submarine cable,” which cited SEAPA Board Chairman Bob Lynn as saying SEAPA had awarded the submarine cable bid to Sumitomo, a Japanese firm. The Pilot was contacted on Thursday, July 23 by SEAPA CEO Trey Acteson after the paper was printed. He said SEAPA had only issued an intent to award the bid for the submarine cable and had not officially awarded the bid to Sumitomo. Acteson also corrected Lynn’s statement that the project was expected to cost between $9 to $11 million. Acteson said Sumit...

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