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Connection for a scalable and reliable future

MTA Fiber Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTA, Inc., is the company delivering AlCan ONE, the first and only all-terrestrial fiber route from Alaska to the contiguous U.S. It will initially have capabilities of over 100 terabits per second of capacity that can be expanded and increased in the future as demand grows. The fiber network provides MTA members and ultimately other Alaskans a reliable transport connection that ensures future capacity requirements will continue to support the growth of broadband, while reducing the reliance on aging undersea fiber routes.

Cross-Border Partnerships

MTA Fiber Holdings, LLC has made arrangements with several Canadian carriers to carry broadband traffic from Alaska to the contiguous U.S. MTA will extend its existing network from Fairbanks, connecting through Canada to any major hub in North America and beyond to the rest of the world.

Capacity for Growth

This new fiber route has the capacity to meet the current and future needs of broadband across the state of Alaska. It will be a reliable connection that can help economic growth across the state.

Safe and Reliable

As undersea cables age and near the end of their useful life, a reliable all-terrestrial fiber route will be the key to ensuring future capacity, access and stability to fiber connections in Alaska.

Reduces Transport Costs

Currently, MTA pays broadband transport fees to other carriers to facilitate access to broadband for MTA members. This is a long-term solution that reduces those payments, allowing for reinvestment that benefits members.

Connecting Alaska

The biggest benefits of an all-terrestrial fiber route are the greater capacity and a route that's not submarine. These will be a benefit for the full state of Alaska now and into the future.

Target 2020

Construction has already begun and will continue throughout the summer months, and is expected to be completed by the middle of 2020.

Benefit to Alaska

MTA Fiber Holdings’ first and only all-terrestrial fiber line will deliver a safe and reliable connection for the state to the contiguous United States and beyond. Two of the current undersea cables that deliver broadband service are nearing the end of their useful life. A terrestrial route reduces those potential impacts and has capacity to support future demand for broadband anywhere in the state. Finally, the project allows MTA to reduce expenses paid to other companies for broadband capacity, and allows for reinvestment into services for members.

FAQ

  • MTA Fiber Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTA, is the company delivering AlCan ONE, the first and only all-terrestrial fiber route that will connect Alaska with the contiguous United States and beyond. The route, which will extend through several Canadian carriers, will ensure the future viability and growth of fiber networks for Alaska.

  • MTA currently pays broadband transport fees to other carriers to facilitate access for MTA members. This access is currently through undersea fiber lines owned by other carriers, two of which are quickly approaching the end of their useful life. MTA identified the need for a long-term all-terrestrial fiber solution to connect MTA members to the contiguous United States and beyond through a scalable and reliable connection. MTA Fiber Holdings, LLC will bring a viable high-speed connection to MTA members and others that need similar access.

  • The new all-terrestrial fiber network will establish a dedicated fiber line for current internet transport needs and create capacity to support the continuing growth of broadband. It will also reduce MTA’s transport expenses, which ultimately will allow investment into other technological and infrastructure improvements. This project is a pioneering step for the people of Alaska that will provide increased access to high-speed internet and support business and job growth. It will initially have capacity of over 100 terabits per second, which can be expanded and increased in the future as demand grows.

  • There is no cost increase to MTA members to facilitate this project. Once implemented, MTA Fiber Holdings, LLC will save MTA money that was previously allocated to paying other carriers for transport fees that will be reallocated to other services and technology improvements. It’s a long-term solution that will be self-funded with savings to give MTA and its member owners access to broadband transmission lines while offering the long-term viability of improved access and service.

  • Providing an all-terrestrial fiber connection to the contiguous United States and beyond is going to offer an option that is more cost-effective, easier to repair and will upgrade internet capacity to MTA members as well as other residents and businesses in Alaska. All-terrestrial fiber offers new capacity to support further growth as demand for broadband increases. It will be a true win for the state of Alaska.

  • Construction has started on the project with a goal of completion in the middle of 2020.

  • To learn more about MTA Fiber Holdings, LLC and monitor progress, email info@mtafiber.com.