CONFLUENCE-1 is a new 24 fiber pairs and 2571km submarine cable from Miami to New York, as a diverse, more direct and more secure alternative to current linkages via existing terrestrial routes between Miami and New York.
The main trunk of the CONFLUENCE-1 connects Wall, New Jersey with Sunny Isles, Florida, with branching units to Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beach and Jacksonville Beach.
CONFLUENCE-1 will interconnect a number of international cable systems, including the largest recently-installed and planned systems owned by the market’s major players. These systems carry traffic among the continents and islands bordering the Atlantic basin - North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
CONFLUENCE-1 is developed by Confluence Networks, founded in 2019 by a group of seasoned industry professionals with the express purpose of providing the first subsea system to interconnect key cable landing sites on the East Coast of the US – New York, Miami, Virginia Beach, and Jacksonville – and to develop an important new landing site in the Carolinas.
In March 2021, Confluence Networks announced that MasTec Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) has acquired an equity interest in Confluence.
Confluence Networks has contracted with: a) WSP and its subsidiary Ecology and Environment to pursue the requisite permits across various state, municipal, port entities such as state departments of environmental protection, b) Law firm Morgan Lewis in Washington DC to perform their services at the federal agency level for permitting, and c) SubCom to carry out the desktop survey.