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AE Capital City Weekly The 7.5 earthquake on Jan. 5 of this year caused quite a commotion, with people waking in moving beds and sounds of things falling, rooms seeming to sway. Although Craig was the nearest to the quake off-shore, in Southeast it was Wrangell that took the brunt of the damage. People who subscribe to GCI's services lost their internet, telephone and television. The fiber optic cables, that made those services possible, had broken. Rumors flew around town. GCI funded free videos at City Market. What about all those football fans and the playoff games? Bars opened to provide coverage. Friends joined friends with alternate TV providers for the collegiate playoffs.

Southeast History: Underwater communication cables

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Photo Provided By Pat Roppel
The "Burnside" was used to lay the WAMCATS telegraph system.
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