The state of Washington was interested in understanding why the state was not able to successfully attract subsea cables the way Oregon and California have done over the past two decades. Assured Communications Advisors (Assured) explored all pathways and concluded that there was not a feasible landing point outside of Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) land without significant environmental impact and pushback from local communities. After navigating several governmental organizations to identify feasibility, it was clear to Assured and the QIN the immense opportunity to bring a Cable Landing Station to Washington.
Scope of Work:
Assured worked with QIN to develop a business plan which identified the significant need for financing and coordination with state and federal governments for grants to get this project underway. QIN, driven by a desire to close the digital divide within their membership and create a sustainable, environmentally-friendly means of revenue for the Nation within the technology sector, and Assured understanding the need for more diversity within the mission-critical infrastructure industry, saw a mutually beneficial partnership. Assured identified the location through a detailed feasibility study, proposed a project development plan, and was tasked to design, plan, and construct and operate the CLS and backhaul network, in partnership with MOX Networks to bring the CLS/IBX to fruition.
The QIN is positioned to create self-sustaining revenue for decades to come through the development of the CLS/IBX in partnership with Assured. Assured will continue its involvement with QIN as the service provider of the CLS/IBX to ensure a world-class level of service for customers.