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Fibre-optic cable complete


Talk about timing – on the two year marker to the 2010 Olympics, Bell Canada finally finished laying the last length of the 285-kilometre fibre-optic cable, which will provide all telecommunication, computer and television signals during the Games.

The cable now reaches from Vancouver to Whistler, and will service every 2010 venue, once they are linked to the cable in the months leading up to the Olympics.

The 286-glass-fibre strand is 2.5 centimetres in diameter – slightly smaller than a loonie – but is capable of carrying the entire country’s telephone traffic.

The cable was built for the Olympics, but will remain a valuable piece of infrastructure after the Games.

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