Hawaiki Submarine Cable signed turnkey contracts with US providers Tillamook Lightwave (TLW) and CoastCom for key infrastructure and connectivity, including the Pacific City cable landing station, terrestrial infrastructure, and a new fibre backhaul network that will connect the cable landing station to the city of Hillsboro, near Portland. The Pacific City Cable Landing Station is owned and operated by TLW.
Formed in 2000, TLW is an intergovernmental agency comprised of Tillamook County, Tillamook PUD and the Port of Tillamook Bay. In addition to the Pacific City cable landing station, TLW owns a fiber optic backbone that serves other local governments and major businesses along much of the Tillamook coast. Fiber optic services are provided through CoastCom Inc, (CCI). TLW's network operator. These include cost effective Ethernet services, bandwidth tiers from 1 Mbps to 1000 Mbps (GigE) and point-to-point and multi-point, full-duplex, native Ethernet. CCI connectivity delivers high reliability, low latency and is burst tolerant.
Oregon is probably the best state on the US West Coast to land a submarine cable. The coast is relatively safe, the State permitting process is efficient. Oregon's diversity and easy access to US networks and data centers is also attractive for cable operators and its customers.