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Quincy Datacenter and Undersea Fiber Optic Cable Landing Station...

Quincy Tech Datacenter and Undersea Fiber Cable Landing Station Summary Background: While doing some research I came across an idea that I believe would greatly benefit the city of Quincy. There are two parts to this idea and the reason behind that is it’s sort of a symbiotic scenario where it’s unlikely for one to exist without the other. This idea came to me after watching several thousand IT workers on the Red Line heading to downtown Boston for work one day…   The Idea: To advocate undersea fiber cable providers to use the coast near the Fore River Shipyard as a international fiber optic cable landing station. Which will in turn attract a Datacenter of one of the big content providers in the country to build their Datacenter on the Fore River shipyard property.    Definitions: 1. Undersea Fiber Optics Cable – A literal cable about 4” in diameter which companies use to provide internet connections between continents.  2. Landing Station – A small building which receives the cable between continents and converts the light pulses in the cable to internet connections via severs in the building.  3. Datacenter – A large building or series of buildings that house servers which feed the internet’s respective ‘content’.    Why Quincy? Unique Geography & Popular Demand: 1. Fore River Shipyard – Enough Land to house the largest of Datacenters, rarely is that much land available near a major tech hub and having direct access to ocean cabling routes.  2. Fiber Cable Safety – The Fore River lane is dredged for Panamax sized ships. The cable can be buried safely and even routed from the coastline directly.  3. Major Hub Proximity – 9 miles to Boston, one of our country’s largest tech hubs. But equally important...