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GCI Hires Jim Steele as Director of GCI Government None 

GCI Hires Jim Steele as Director of GCI Government

GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, announced today that Jim Steele has been hired as director of GCI Government, within GCI’s Government, Healthcare & Education team.

Explore Fairbanks Alaska Announces Aurora and Midnight Sun Tracker None 

Explore Fairbanks Alaska Announces Aurora and Midnight Sun Tracker

The aurora borealis and the midnight sun are two natural phenomena that are integral to Fairbanks and draw visitors from around the world. The Aurora Tracker will give real-time and three-day forecasts of northern lights data correlated to six different locations. The Midnight Sun Tracker will calculate the number of daylight hours any time of year for three different locations.

GCI Promotes Jason Tomberlin to Director of GCI Education None 

GCI Promotes Jason Tomberlin to Director of GCI Education

GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, announced today that Jason Tomberlin will be promoted to director of GCI Education, within GCI’s Government, Healthcare & Education team, effective Jan. 16, 2018.

GCI Provides Connectivity for 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships None 

GCI Provides Connectivity for 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships

GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, is providing connectivity for the 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships as more than 400 of the nation’s top Nordic skiers and Olympics hopefuls take to Kincaid Park’s trails.

GCI reaffirms commitment to internet freedom None 
GCI awards two Alaska Natives with fellowship, trip to Hollywood None 

GCI awards two Alaska Natives with fellowship, trip to Hollywood

GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, awarded two Alaska Native content creators with the first-ever fellowship opportunity developed in collaboration with the Walter Kaitz Foundation, cable’s nonprofit arm which serves to advance diversity and inclusion throughout the industry.

New Apps Share Alutiiq Language None 

New Apps Share Alutiiq Language

The Alutiiq Museum and Native Village of Afognak have released print and app versions of two Alutiiq language books: Kaugya’angcum Qawangurtuwa and Qateryuk. April Laktonen Counceller wrote Kaugya’angcum Qawangurtuwa–Small Fox’s Dream, an original story about a young fox getting ready for school.

Quintillion Fiber System Ready for Service None 

Quintillion Fiber System Ready for Service

Quintillion announces that testing is complete and its subsea fiber optic cable system will be launched in five northern Alaska communities on December 1. Quintillion is a bandwidth services provider and expects its customers to be live shortly thereafter, enabling high speed broadband capability to consumers and businesses in these communities. Crews completed installation of the Alaska Arctic portion of the international Quintillion Subsea Cable System in early October. The system performed flawlessly during test mode and will now be made available to service providers in Utqiaġvik, Wainwright, Point Hope, Nome and Kotzebue, enabling 21st century communications in the Alaska Arctic for the first time.

 UAF to host drone races None 

UAF to host drone races

The first University of Alaska Fairbanks drone races will be held at the Patty Center ice arena from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

DAT/EM to Present at Tech Forward Alaska Luncheon (December 6) None