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Why Subsea Cable Security Is Essential for National Security

Subsea cables are the foundation of today’s internet, with over 95% of international data and voice transfers being routed through subsea fiber optic cables. Cables ran along the ocean floor are also essential within the US, making it possible for Alaska, Hawaii, and US territories to connect with states in the lower 48. And with…

The History of Fiber Optics: Celebrating the Engineers Who Transformed Telecommunications

On November 4th, Google celebrated the 88th birthday of Nobel-prize winner Charles K. Kao, a physicist and educator considered the “father of fiber optics.” While Kao died in 2018, his legacy continued on as fiber optics continues to support our increasingly digital world and make it possible to connect even the most remote parts of…

Announcing the Launch of the New Quintillion Website

A few months ago, our team at Quintillion decided we needed a new website that captured our innovative character and mission. We’re now proud to officially announce that our vision has become a reality. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through parts of our creative process and highlight some of our favorite new features.…

Polar-Orbiting Satellites: Monitoring the World From Above

While some people may view fiber optics and satellites as two competing technologies, the Quintillion network marries the two. Satellite technology plays many essential roles in today’s digital world. For one, satellites can provide wireless internet service to most locations, helping fill gaps where environmental obstacles make fiber difficult or impossible to build. This technology…

How Do Subsea Fiber Optic Cables Work? Quintillion’s Resilient Design

While many people rely on the internet for everyday activities, the 2019 US Census found that approximately 10% of Americans have no internet access. Americans living in urban areas often have multiple choices for internet service, including fiber optic, DSL, cable, satellite, and fixed wireless, but rural locations are limited to what systems are available…

The New Frontier: How Climate Change Is Reshaping the Alaska Arctic

The Arctic is not the same landscape today that it was decades, even years, ago. The effect climate change has had on the Arctic is a dire one, causing it to warm almost twice as quickly as the global average. Ice reduction is occurring at a rapid rate, with areas larger than the countries of…

Quintillion: Answering the Tough Questions About Our Past

Quintillion is a visionary company looking to improve connectivity and security in the US Arctic. We’ve done what no other telecommunications operator has done before: we built North America’s first and only subsea and terrestrial optic cable network in the Arctic. What’s in our pipeline? Our innovative team is working to expand our network to…

Quintillion: Leadership Reveals Community-First Vision for 2021

If you’ve been following our story, then you likely already know that Quintillion is the first and only telecommunications operator to build a subsea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network in the US Arctic. This extensive cable system spans more than 1,700 miles along the Alaska coast and has brought the reliability and affordability of…

Quintillion Fiber Optic Cable Network Advances Rural Alaska

Rural Alaska takes up a great portion of the state, housing approximately 150 communities and more than 60,000 residents. Stretching from the Bristol Bay area to the North Slope oil fields, the Alaskan Arctic contains a diverse set of landscapes, unparalleled in their natural beauty. However, a stunted economy, few educational opportunities, and a general…

Arctic Fiber Optic Cable Network: Quintillion’s Project Explained

Connectivity has been a long-standing issue for the Arctic. For most remote areas in Alaska, not having access to a reliable communication structure leaves communities unprepared to respond to emergencies, hinders communication, and stunts economic growth. Quintillion, a leading provider of high-speed broadband networks based in Anchorage, Alaska, has pioneered efforts to connect the Arctic…