While everyone is eager to get back to normal (or close to what normal used to look like), Alaska’s organizations are making the most of the opportunities they have now, helping people travel far and wide—digitally, at least.
AlCan ONE, which began construction in spring 2019, establishes a secure and reliable fiber connection to any point in the contiguous United States, providing Alaskans with a robust internet transport connection for decades to come.
Out to make history by creating the first graphite supply chain in the country, Vancouver-based Graphite One is working to mine graphite from Graphite Creek outside of Nome, site of the highest grade and largest known large flake graphite deposit in the US.
Google announced that it is coming to Anchorage as part of the tech company’s “Grow with Google” initiative, which aims to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States by providing free training, tools, and expertise for people to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.
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.
Local crews and tower climbers from across the nation have converged on Anchorage to help GCI launch the nation’s northernmost 5G service in 2020.
MX, the leading digital transformation platform for banks, credit unions, fintechs, and partners, announced that Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, one of the nation’s largest credit unions, has chosen MX for its mobile banking platform to transform the digital experience for its members.
Alaska Communications named William (Bill) H. Bishop president and chief executive officer. Bishop has served as Alaska Communications’ interim CEO since June 2019.
In the International Year of Indigenous Languages, an Alaskan indigenous community has launched an immersive app to help save a language and heritage on the brink of extinction.
New seafloor maps show for the first time the course of ancient ice masses. They show how they shaped essential habitat for the western Gulf of Alaska’s abundant fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.