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.
48 NORTH has been contracted to support a variety of submarine fiber optic cables, including seven major trans-Pacific, regional, and scientific fiber optic cable installations in the US (see below). We are also supporting the Quinault Indian Nation with the permitting of their new Cable Landing Station in Washington State.
The 48 NORTH team have 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 (e.g., Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee) and local regulators.
In addition to permitting these cable systems, we have also developed comprehensive Landing Point Studies across multiple geographic scopes, identifying and recommending submarine cable landing locations that are technically feasible, permittable, and environmentally viable.