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Alaska cellphone industry takeover goes live

...ACS has repeatedly stated in financial disclosure and corporate documents that it intends to focus on offering broadband Internet service to businesses and the state government.The two companies had previously collaborated on a joint cellphone...
My Turn: At ACS, new focus brings opportunity

...decision not only will boost the company's future growth, but also provide customers with the highest quality broadband Internet services in Alaska.The company, recognizing the need to shift its focus and move forward, signed an agreement...
Education funding picture still murky

...the bill includes about $24.3 million in funding for a number of other programs such as increasing schools' broadband internet speeds, a middle school pilot program and giving more assistance to correspondence and charter schools.Juneau...
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Empire Editorial: Internet providers need utility-like treatment

...obvious solution is to switch. Unfortunately, most of Alaska doesn't have many options when it comes to reliable broadband Internet.Reliable, secure and neutral Internet access is too important to be left to chance. The Federal Communications...
GCI to buy ACS' wireless division for $300 million act on the GCI-ACS purchase.Since 2012, ACS has repeatedly stated that its primary business is providing broadband Internet access to businesses in Alaska, and the sale of its wireless division will allow ACS to focus more on that core...
Angoon to get faster, cheaper Web service from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for broadband Internet access. Unlike dial-up, modem-based of 200, received $45,840 to provide broadband Internet access to four community sites. In Angoon, the...
Fiber optic line could connect parts of Alaska, bring Internet to villages

...Internet to Bethel, Kotzebue, Nome and other communities. In the future, the network could be expanded to bring broadband Internet to 142 villages. For now, most rural Alaska communities rely on satellite-based Internet, which is expensive...
Parnell concerned about broadband plan

...required to come up with the National Broadband Plan, the intention being that every American would have access to a broadband Internet connection. To make the plan more palatable and cost-effective to the public, it dictates that existing funding...
Alaska Digest

...Agriculture Rural Development is giving money to small Alaska communities without access to Internet funding for broadband Internet, connecting even rural villages to the World Wide Web. Ouzinkie and Old Harbor on Kodiak also were targeted as...
Business Digest

...grants ANCHORAGE - Six rural Southeast Alaska communities are in the running for federal grants aimed at expanding broadband Internet access. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is awarding $15 million to service providers to supply service in...


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