Alaska

 

GCI updates rural broadband plans (KDLG) June 12, 2013

One year after completing its new fiber optic and microwave broadband infrastructure, known as Terra-Southwest, GCI is updating its rural plans.

We need broadband in communities (Artic Sounder-Opinion) April 19, 2013

The world is getting faster and rural Alaska is barely keeping up. By the time rural Alaska gets caught up, we will be behind again.

In Anchorage, there are exciting things happening with information. AT&T activated their LTE cellular networks, and on your iPhone you can download information faster than using wifi. This fast new network coincided with news that Verizon is starting an operation in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Verizon is slightly larger than AT&T in the lower 48 and both networks continuously battle for customers. Verizon’s arrival is likely to herald faster mobile broadband.

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Grant brings broadband internet to public library (KUCB News) August 16, 2012

A multi-million dollar grant is bringing broadband internet and videoconferencing equipment to public libraries across Alaska this year. Unalaska’s public library is using its new equipment to host workshops and reading sessions.

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