Last Week's Canadian Fiber Cut

Rod Beck rod.beck at
Thu Aug 24 17:00:23 UTC 2017

Unless I am mistaken, that is an old legacy route. I don't think it is a new build. I know at one time Hibernia was selling its undersea link from Halifax to Boston as a back up for that route. On the other hand, there have been some Canadian carrier builds recently so may be it's not legacy.



From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at> on behalf of Fletcher Kittredge <fkittred at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:29 PM
To: Clinton Work
Cc: NANOG list
Subject: Re: Last Week's Canadian Fiber Cut

There is a third route from Halifax -> New Brunswick -> Portland, ME ->
[Albany, Boston]

On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Clinton Work <clinton at> wrote:

> I can't speak for the Bell Aliant network, but I'm only aware of two
> diverse fiber routes out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.   Halifax -> New
> Brunswick -> Quebec City is the Canadian route and Halifax -> Boston is
> the diverse route.
> On Tue, Aug 15, 2017, at 01:52 PM, Jared Mauch wrote:
> > Perhaps some transatlantic fallback?  It looks like the only cable out
> > there is the Greenland one.. guessing that’s not very competitive?  It
> > only gets you to Iceland it seems.
> >

Fletcher Kittredge
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