Telecom & Tech
Alaska’s lack of infrastructure makes it important to develop reliable lines of communication which the state’s telecom companies pursue rigorously. GCI, AT&T, Alaska Communications, Quintillion, and ASTAC are some of the businesses that have kept Alaska’s communication networks up to speed.
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The EBBP, a temporary program the FCC announced earlier this year, will provide internet to qualifying households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.
The donation provides increased bandwidth for Alaska’s only tribal college and will significantly expand Iḷisaġvik’s internet speed and capacity.
Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the CVS Pharmacy App and on MinuteClinic.com
GCI Supports National Efforts to Transition to 10-Digit Dialing, Launch 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Lifeline
To lay the groundwork for the life-saving service, the Federal Communications Commission has directed connectivity providers nationwide to require 10-digit dialing for all calls by October 24, 2021.
Burnett will serve as a resource for local community members for the duration of the ambitious $58 million high-speed internet project.
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Meeting in the Middle
In January, when the Biden administration announced its ban on the future sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, the news understandably ruffled the collective feathers of Alaska’s oil and gas industry.