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GCI fined $620K for cell tower violations

General Communications Inc. has been fined more than $620,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for failing to properly register 118 cellphone towers with a federal system.The fine was announced Tuesday by the FCC, which...
At LCCC, prison riot starts with a phone

...director of the Alaska ACLU. They also need to talk to their families."Authorities, including the (Federal Communications Commission), recognize that family support and relationships are key to prisoners' successful release. Family can...
My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development by ITU, Cambridge Econometrics, and others. In fact, the Federal Communications Commission opines that " electricity a century ago, broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job...
AT&T hit with $100M fine, vows to fight it

...their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The company says it will fight the charges.The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that the company misled consumers into buying plans they believed would give them unlimited...
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Empire Editorial: The price of a windfall

...Together, the two companies created a shell, Northstar Wireless. That shell did the actual bidding.The Federal Communications Commission, which ran the spectrum auction, has an obscure rule that gives a 25 percent discount to "very small...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 2, 2015

...seems like the exact person the Guard needs as its leader.Thumbs down to clunky Internet. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission stated in plain English what rural Alaskans already knew: Internet access stinks in rural Alaska. In fact...
For school district budget, it's a game of wait and see

...Universal Service Fund, administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company, directed by the Federal Communications Commission).? CBJ will further appropriate $770,000 for pupil transportation, community schools and activities...
Small company defends Dish Network deal that earned credits

...Wireless qualified for $3.25 billion in federal credits because it has a small-business designation from Federal Communications Commission, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Doyon, a regional Native corporation, owns only 15 percent...
GCI to buy ACS' wireless division for $300 million

...creation of the Alaska Wireless Network.The question of timing is more than an academic one. When the Federal Communications Commission approved the creation of the Alaska Wireless Network, the FCC's report concluded, "the assignment of...
Empire Editorial: Begich did more than enough to keep his seat

...Service facilities statewide that have signed on. In recent years, he toured Dillingham and Cordova with Federal Communications Commission officials. In February 2014, the FCC gave Alaska companies $41 million out of $49 million available...


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