Pacific Dataport has received its Federal Communications Commission Grant of Authority for its new gateway located in Eagle Mountain, Utah, which will be used exclusively to connect thousands of rural Alaskans to affordable and fast broadband.
The grant provides $998,791 to the state over the next three years to pay for the software as well as two positions to manage the tracking program.
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The first phase of the project includes upgrades to a total of five wireless sites in Dillingham, which will be turned up individually as the project progresses over the coming months.
An additional $11.3 is slated for improving broadband services in rural Alaska as part of the ReConnect program.
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The transaction will result in Alaska Communications becoming a privately held company and is expected to close in the second half of 2021.