Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Installation
48 NORTH has been involved with five major fiber optic cable installations in the Pacific Northwest, including the Regional Scale Nodes, FASTER , New Cross Pacific, Hawaiki, and SEALink cables.
Fiber optic cables are ultra-high speed cable systems consisting of multiple fiber pairs. With the increased demand of internet services worldwide, these cables utilize the very latest technologies to assure extremely high reliability, low latency, and long system life.
The 48 NORTH team has developed permit feasibility studies and identified and acquired all federal, state, and local environmental permits and reviews necessary for the marine surveys, installation, and operation of these cables. In addition to working closely with federal, state, and local regulators, we have engaged with key stakeholders, such as regional fishing groups like the Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee.