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AP&T SEALink fiber optic cable project through Mitkof Island gets early start

 

February 3, 2022

Map courtesy of AP&T

This map shows the full 214-mile cable route spanning from Prince of Wales Island, up through the Wrangell Narrows and Stephens Passage, and ending north of Juneau.

The Alaska Power & Telephone Company's SEALink submarine fiber optic cable project is nearing the development phase on Mitkof Island after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utility Services gave the project environment clearance according to a recent press release.

The project, which is moving two years ahead of it's original schedule, will see the creation of a 214-mile fiber optic cable running from Prince of Wales Island to Juneau with an overland crossing through Petersburg.

The cable will follow the Wrangell Narrows and run along Mitkof Highway according to AP&T's Vice Pre...



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