Alaska Finally Connects to Lower 48 with Overland Cable

Governing: A subsidiary of Matanuska Telephone Association has finished construction of the first overland fiber-optic cable connecting Alaska to the Outside, the association said Tuesday.

“We have completed this project and the network is active and carrying traffic,” MTA CEO Michael Burke said in a prerecorded video announcement played during an event broadcast over the Internet from the company’s Palmer headquarters.

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