IT Intrepid in Halifax harbour to keep your internet afloat
Next time you're surfing the web, thank the crew of the IT Intrepid.
The 115-metre vessel, currently docked in the Halifax harbour as part of its regular work, is responsible for laying thousands of kilometres of tiny fibre optic cables along the ocean floor — necessary to keep the internet running at full capacity.
Todd Nicolls, the ship's captain, said his company, IT International Telecom, installs and repairs cable around the world.
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How one company plumbed an ultra-fast internet route across the bottom of Lake Ontario
It’s not easy to bury a cable in the bed of Lake Ontario with 48-kilometre-per-hour winds rocking the boat, but that’s what Crosslake Fibre Inc. had to deal with earlier this year on the final leg of its journey to build an ultra-fast, underwater route for Canadian internet traffic.