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Program expands Southeast scope

...was awarded to the state for the program. Maley said by phone that other grants have been used as well - to pay for Internet access, in one example. Alaska Communications is providing that access and sells the carts.Because the program is funded...
Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...Consolidating all the schools in one building is one; another is eliminating cafeteria-cooked meals.In the schools, internet access is so poor that kids doing distance learning regularly lose their connections. The school's connection also can't...
New version of bill leaves legislative salaries alone

...any other governmental agencies. We serve all three branches of government."LIO staff often help people without Internet access file their Permanent Fund Dividend applications, contact the state ombudsman, deal with victims' rights and landlord...
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Alaska Editorial: YouTube the perfect venue for Murkowski video

...labeled the YouTube video "ThisIsOurLand," which explains the Alaska situation to the nation - or anybody who has Internet access.The senator uses a color-coded map in the two-minute video to illustrate the breakdown of land ownership in...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 2, 2015

...Internet. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission stated in plain English what rural Alaskans already knew: Internet access stinks in rural Alaska. In fact, only Vermont, Montana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas are worse in rural areas...
Radio personality arrested for child pornography

...typically a family member or friend who would take full responsibility for a defendant who's released on bail. If released, LaPlante would not be allowed to use any devices with Internet access and would not be allowed to contact children.
My Turn: Embrace challenges, rewards of being an Arctic nation

...where the infrastructure is developed, multiple transportation options exist and reliable telecommunications and internet access is commonplace. Then there is the Arctic in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and parts Russia that still struggle to access...
GCI to buy ACS' wireless division for $300 million

...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 business...
Empire Editorial: Internet providers need utility-like treatment

...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 Commission or Congress must act to protect consumers...
News in brief for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Alaska borough gets money to improve internet access The Yukon-Koyukuk Borough has been awarded $174,000 to improve broadband access from the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund.


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