Slideshow | Haines Fiber Optic Cable

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A diver prepares to enter the water to help bring a fiber optic cable to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Davy Chan, of International Telecom, pulls a guide line where a fiber optic cable is being brought to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Alexander Bornemann, project manager for cable supplier NSW, watches as a fiber optic cable is brought to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Floats are attached to a fiber optic cable as it is brought to shore by the modified supply ship Silver Arrow in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Michael Garrett, chief operations officer for the Alaska Power & Telephone Company, left, listens to AP&T employee Dan Hansen as they watch a fiber optic cable being brought to shore in Haines for their company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Michael Garrett, chief operations officer for the Alaska Power & Telephone Company, left, Tom Ervin, project manager for AP&T, center, and Dan Hansen, AP&T employee, watch as a fiber optic cable is brought to shore in Haines for their company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Josh Collier, of International Telecom, emerges from a manhole as a fiber optic cable is brought to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Kevin DeMont, of International Telecom, cuts through the steel armor of a fiber optic cable brought to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Three small bundles of fiber optics, each containing 12 fiber strands, are unraveled for testing after the cable was brought to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The fibers are protected within a copper tube surrounded by multiple layers of steel.

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Fiber optic lay ready to be tested after a cable was brought to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Alexander Bornemann, project manager for cable supplier NSW, second from right, watches International Telecom employees Rick Chislett, left, Kevin DeMont, center, and Davy Chan separate fiber optic cable for testing after it was brought to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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International Telecom employee Rick Chislett tests 36 fiber optic stands after the cable was brought to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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A haul rope is returned to the Silver Arrow after a fiber optic cable was brought to shore in Haines for the Alaska Power and Telephone Company on Friday. The cable will bring more bandwidth to the upper Lynn Canal communities of Haines and Skagway.

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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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