Global Light's ARCOS-1 fiber optic submarine cable network is coming along. The cable manufacturing (including fiber optics and armoring) is on schedule and the production of two of the 24 submerged cable segments is now complete. The Manta, a cable-laying vessel owned by Corning, has the two complete cable segments on board and is on its way to the Caribbean Sea. The physical installation of the segments will begin in late September.
The first segment to be installed will run from Crooked Island in the Bahamas to Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, and will be completed in October. The second segment connecting Nassau, Bahamas to Cat Island, Bahamas scheduled for completion in November.
Upon completion, the network will supply a wide range of broadband services to subs in these Caribbean islands, and connect them to other countries in Central American, South American and the Caribbean.