ST. PAUL (AP) - Officials have shelved plans to build a fiber-optic line connecting the Minnesota governor's mansion to the Minnesota History Center.

The 2-mile-long line was estimated to cost $261,000.

Spokesman Curt Yoakum of the Minnesota Department of says officials are "re-examining the best solutions for establishing secure communications" between the Capitol complex and the governor's residence.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Bruce Gordon says the line would have allowed for "monitoring of security and fire systems" at the residence.

Documents show the project had been in the works since last year.

A Lakeland company was awarded a contract to bury the line in January.

Fiber-optic cable carries data at speeds at least 10 times faster than those currently available to residential internet customers in St. Paul.