January 06, 2014

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TWC Submerges Fiber-Optic Cable Off Maine Coast


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.


  1. Mark Bloss's reply

    Will you do the same thing for Put-In-Bay, Ohio? That place only has analog cable (nothing at channels 100 and above), as does the Ohio towns of Hopedale, Leesville, Jewett and Scio.

  2. Marcus's reply

    I live in Inglewood,California. I have the Ultimate Internet Plan. How does the internet signal work by going to my house?

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