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Company completes filing on proposal to run broadband line through Arctic – Lethbridge Herald

October 22, 2013.

TORONTO – A Toronto company filed its final regulatory documents Tuesday and expects speedy approval for a proposal to run a fibre-optic line through the Northwest Passage.

“We’re pretty well assured that that is going to happen fairly quickly,” said Doug Cunningham, president of Arctic Fibre.

“Not that it’s rubber-stamped, but we’re very confident that we will be getting a licence forthwith.”

Arctic Fibre has asked the Nunavut Impact Review Board and Industry Canada for submarine cable landing licences that would serve seven communities in Nunavut and just over half the territory’s population.

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