SEALink submarine cable system connects Prince of Wales to Petersburg, Juneau, and beyond


December 1, 2022

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

The IT Intrepid sits in Frederick Sound as it assists in connecting the SEALink submarine fiber optic cable to Mitkof Island.

Alaska Power & Telephone Wireless completed the installation of the 214-mile SEALink submarine fiber optic cable system on Oct. 31, providing Prince of Wales Island with its first ever fiber optic link to continental North America and the world according to a press release from the company.

The SEALink cable runs from Coffman Cove to Mitkof Island where it makes landfall at the South Ferry Terminal and connects to a newly constructed terrestrial transport fiber installed alongside Mitkof Highway.

The cable goes through downtown Petersburg and re-enters the water near Outlook Park where...

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