While Alaska Communications activates a 2.5 gigabit fiber-optic network in cities, GCI awaits delivery of its AU-Aleutians cable.
The new Chief Operating Officer at Alaska Tribal Broadband (ATB) is Brad Angasan, most recently the president of Alaska Peninsula Corporation.
After GCI and Quintillion brought fiber-based high-speed internet service to Northwest Alaska, usage increased 560 percent in January.
The FCC issued a broadband license to the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida, as part of a plan to improve internet access in Southeast Alaska.
The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband recommends a new state office to ensure every household in Alaska has at least 100 megabit-per-second downloads within five years.
MTA Fiber Holdings (MTAFH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTA, is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Wireline Company Award from the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) for its construction and completion of AlCan ONE (Alaska Canada Overland Network), the first and only all-terrestrial fiber network connecting Alaska to the contiguous United States.
GCI crews recently finished upgrading equipment at forty-two microwave sites in Western Alaska to bring more capacity to the region and enable GCI to better manage and optimize network traffic.
Pacific Dataport (PDI) has signed a deal with space telecom pioneer Astranis to commission the company’s first-ever commercial satellite and dramatically increase the available bandwidth in Alaska and make internet access faster, more reliable and less expensive statewide.