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Alaska's Internet speeds among nation's slowest

...slower than cables and fiber.Alaska's largest Internet providers, GCI and Alaska Communications, had to run Once the infrastructure is in place, an Internet provider can offer faster Internet to local residents.Alaska...
Empire Editorial: Keep the Internet neutral and equal for all

...That's unfortunate.Under the FCC's old rules, Internet providers were required to treat websites equally, a principle...comments offer a simple solution for the FCC: Label Internet providers as utilities.Here in Juneau, we don't have...
Empire Editorial: Internet providers need utility-like treatment

...We like Netflix. We'd like to keep enjoying them.Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that American Internet providers aren't utilities under federal law. This wrongheaded decision must be repaired by legislation or new rules before...
Surplus to balance district's budget

...has the same Internet speeds as last year, but usage is up 30 percent. When the school district approached its Internet provider to get more bandwidth they were denied. The provider, Alaska Communications Systems, said they were unable to...
My Turn: High-speed Internet, TV for rural Alaska

...log on, Internet subscribers would have to dial long distance numbers. That leaves too many Alaskans paying their Internet provider as well as their phone company through the nose - and that leaves too many Alaskans on the other side of the "digital...
Restructuring GCI lays off three Juneau workers

...Communication Inc. employees being laid off this month in company restructuring. The telecommunications and cable-Internet provider notified its 1,351-member staff last week of the changes. Seven of the laid-off workers live outside of Anchorage...
Hooked up, but not tied down

...Internet market two years ago. "We pioneered wireless Internet in Alaska," Glackin said. The only other wireless Internet provider in Southeast Alaska is, a Petersburg-based company. Ice Communications provides Internet service...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...customers with Internet services. The dominant Internet provider is General Communication Inc., which last year...Smith said of buying up the customer base of small Internet providers. He said the cost of just advertising to bring...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...purchased 8 percent of Internet Alaska for an undisclosed amount. Internet Alaska is one of the state's largest Internet providers, with some 32,000 accounts. Mike Jalone, who owns about 20 percent of the company, said he hopes Kuskokwim...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Crane said. She said the system, put in place in 1994, is still important despite the growth of Alaska commercial Internet providers. Given that the state has turned to the Internet to provide access to a wide range of information and services...


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