Business in Vancouver: $60m Vancouver-Seattle fibre optic initiative pushed


Meanwhile, the Cascadia Fibre Project has also been striking arrangements with other groups that have built out smaller fibre networks in Washington state so that the partners can work together and connect them instead of building the network from scratch.

“While we’ve got a very well-established electrified grid connection north-south … there’s other portions of the infrastructure that need upgrading,” said Greg D’Avignon, CEO of the Business Council of BC.

“So that’s one market opportunity that individuals have seen and obviously it’s encouraged in the digital economy moving forward: How do we move more data more efficiently between the jurisdictions?”

He emphasized that he remains agnostic on the specific project, but his organization in recent years has been shepherding efforts to create closer economic ties throughout the Cascadia region.

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