Ever wondered what it takes to submerge a fiber-optic cable on the ocean floor? In November, TWC installed a 3,000-foot fiber-optic line between the islands of North Haven and Vinalhaven. The project was part of our ongoing effort to expand access to high-speed broadband in rural areas.
Prior to the installation of the undersea cable, TWC customers on Vinalhaven received their TV, Internet and Phone services via a microwave signal beamed a dozen miles across Penobscot Bay. Now, those signals are being sent via the new fiber-optic line. This increases reliability and provides customers with better picture quality, faster Internet speeds and a higher level of technology.
Click on the video above to see how it was done.