360Networks Puts $80M on Halifax

Cable landing station will connect Canada to Europe and the U.S. via a 12,200 kilometer undersea network

September 27, 2000

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- 360networks, an international provider of broadband network services, unveiled today a $80 million cable landing station in Halifax that will serve as a major access point to its global fibre optic network. The station will connect Canada to Europe and the United States via a 12,200 kilometre undersea network. The US $850 million network, known as 360atlantic, will be the first transatlantic fibre optic cable with a direct landing site in Nova Scotia.

"In cooperation with the Government of Nova Scotia, the Greater Halifax Partnership and the Halifax Regional Municipality, we have completed a significant project that will enable Halifax to become a major telecommunications gateway between Europe and North America," said Scott Lyons, vice-president of submarine systems at 360networks.


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