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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...
FCC approves GCI acquisition of Southeast stations

The Federal Communications Commission issued orders May 15 approving GCI subsidiary Denali Media Juneau's request to acquire three Southeast Alaska television stations...
Business news roundup: Cycle Alaska named top bike shop, B's Bakery closes doors

...year, a news release from GCI stated. GCI secured $2.2 million in funding for the project from the Federal Communications Commission.These villages include: Tuluksak, Akiak, Akiachak, Kewthluk, Atmautluak, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk...
Democrat files complaint against radio host

...ANCHORAGE - A retired teacher and registered Democrat filed a complaint against an Anchorage radio host with the Federal Communications Commission, alleging favoritism toward Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan.Rod McCoy alleges KFQD talk...
FCC rule change reveals political ad sales

...political ads flashing on their TV screens won't be finding a reprieve any time soon.A little-publicized Federal Communications Commission rule that requires TV broadcasters to publish their political advertising numbers online went into effect...


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