Ounalashka Corporation and Chena Power are contracting with Ormat Technologies on the $235 million project.
GCI activated its AU-Aleutians fiber project on December 21, connecting its first residential customer in Unalaska to 2-gig internet.
A new regional airline is serving the Aleutian Islands, with the inaugural flight of Aleutian Airways from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor and back.
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.
Two maritime support companies in Dutch Harbor are joining forces, expanding shipyard and chartering services.
As GCI crews dig trenches to house conduit and fiber optic cable in Unalaska in preparation for the landing of subsea fiber by late 2022, they are also careful of treading on past relics.
The facility serves as a safe space for women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.