NANA Corporation, the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, and Metlakatla Power and Light are splitting $135.9 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Far North Digital is forming the Far North Fiber consortium with international partners to build a trans-Arctic cable connecting Japan to Europe through the Bering Strait.
Bethel Native Corporation and GCI are using federal grants to create the Airraq Network via fiber optic cable up the Kuskokwim River.
More than $60 million from two federal departments pays for extending high-speed internet from Kodiak Island to the Chukchi Sea.
Doyon and Ahtna split $51 million for the Alaska FiberOptic Project to connect five Yukon River villages to high-speed internet.
More than 800 miles of fiber optic cable arrived in Unalaska, ready to be laid on the seafloor to connect the Aleutians and Alaska Peninsula to the mainland broadband network.
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.