The cable runs from the Prince of Wales Island community of Coffman Cove to Juneau.
Winds estimated at 60-80 m.p.h. were widespread across the island.
The assembly’s decision to reopen Beach Road came after geotechnical engineers presented a report about the landslide and potential ongoing hazards associated with it.
Dozens of slides covered the 10 mile stretch of road that connects downtown Haines to the freight dock, the ferry terminal and Chilkoot Lake.
City and state workers are busy protecting and restoring roads, the water supply and the electrical grid in Haines after heavy rainfall and numerous mudslides.
Investor-owned utilities are saving millions on their federal tax bills. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is holding hearings over how much should flow back to ratepayers.
Prince of Wales Island residents testified about limited internet, cell and landline service on the island during a public conference last week with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.
Three Alaska Power and Telephone workers were rescued Tuesday after their boat ran aground 6 miles south of Skagway, according to a report from the Alaska State Troopers.
A number of Haines residents make a living with “location-neutral” jobs. For many of those people, a reliable internet connection is essential for their work.
Alaska Power and Telephone is proposing laying a submarine fiber optic cable from Juneau to Haines and Skagway.