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ACS posts loss in 2nd quarter, but grows broadband

...subscriber business and its 33 percent share of Alaska Wireless Network to GCI for $300 million in cash. Alaska July 2013, intending the combination of their wireless networks to compete more effectively with national carriers...
Mitch Seavey is first Iditarod musher to reach Ruby music and watch movies while he was on the trail. It didn't register that the device could be hooked into a wireless network at a checkpoint to communicate to the outside world, he said."I had no intention of using the Wi-Fi," he...
Alaska cellphone industry takeover goes live

...the state government.The two companies had previously collaborated on a joint cellphone subsidiary, the Alaska Wireless Network, in order to better compete with national cellphone providers AT&T and Verizon.Under the terms of the deal...
My Turn: At ACS, new focus brings opportunity

...The company, recognizing the need to shift its focus and move forward, signed an agreement to sell its shared wireless network and wireless phone subscribers to GCI in a transaction that will close in 60 to 90 days. The sale will enable Alaska...
Business news roundup: Cycle Alaska named top bike shop, B's Bakery closes doors

...last week that it has expanded 3G wireless services to Bethel with recent cell tower upgrades completed by Alaska Wireless Network.Extended coverage to nine nearby villages is expected later this year, a news release from GCI stated. GCI secured...
GCI to host Tech Quest scavenger hunt

...Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state's largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1...
Two awarded at JPD ceremony Tuesday

...all of the department's technological upgrades and improvements, the chief said."Branden established JPD's wireless network, upgraded the phone system, maintained the Communications Center's 911 system, developed report processes for...
GCI to buy ACS' wireless division for $300 million

...cooperatively operated Alaska Wireless Network, a joint subsidiary that was...said.The switch to the Alaska Wireless Network also caused problems for some...before creation of the Alaska Wireless Network.The question of timing is...
Kodiak will use robots to enhance virtual learning

...The remote control app uses the Internet to connect to the iPad on the robot. Each Kodiak school has a complete wireless network. The driver can log into the program, see where a robot is located, then place a call to the robot, which charges...
Rural Alaska telecom services to be expanded

...voice service over its own LTE network, the Alaska Wireless Network could see a drop in roaming traffic.GCI and and sell its own retail products.The Alaska Wireless Network will also operate for its first full year in 2014...


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