Last Week's Canadian Fiber Cut

Fletcher Kittredge fkittred at
Thu Aug 24 18:49:28 UTC 2017

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Rod Beck <rod.beck at>

> 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.
No, this is not a legacy route. It was a new route constructed in 2012 as
part of the Federal BTOP ARRA program. It is a 1,100 mile high strand count
fiber ring around Maine with multiple border crossings. Dozens of carriers
are using it.

Fletcher Kittredge

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