Repair vessel IT Integrity is in position to fix Quintillion’s fiber optic cable at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean that was severed by sea ice in June.
The US Department of Agriculture awarded two grants totaling $70 million to Fastwyre Broadband, formerly TelAlaska, while GCI subsidiary Unicom is working with $9 million secured under the New Markets Tax Credit.
Arctic villages scrambled for internet alternatives after a subsea fiber optic cable was cut. Luckily, a new satellite option became available just months ago.
OneWeb, the London-based company bringing broadband internet connectivity to rural Alaska using satellites in low-earth orbit, is joining the Connecting Alaska Consortium, a not-for-profit organization that shares its vision.
Construction season has arrived for the next links in the AU-Aleutians Fiber Project. GCI has crews working in King Cove, and more are scheduled to start later this month in Sand Point.
Anchorage-based fiber optic company Quintillion has been acquired by Washington, D.C.-based private investment firm Grain Management.
Cordova Telecom Cooperative has selected a New Jersey-based contractor, Pioneer Consulting, to oversee the engineering and design phase of FISH, a new submarine cable.
GCI activated its AU-Aleutians fiber project on December 21, connecting its first residential customer in Unalaska to 2-gig internet.
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.