broadband

Quintillion

Residents of five North Slope communities will soon have access to much faster internet connections, now that Anchorage-based Quintillion has activated its new, land- and sea-based fiber-optic cable network. Company officials say the Alaska system is the first part of a network that could eventually stretch from Europe to Asia, with Alaska at the midpoint.


cetfund.org

Updated: Fairbanks state Representative David Guttenberg will host a workshop Saturday on the UAF campus that'll explore the lack of broadband internet access in Alaska and what’s being done to make it more available. See editor's note for link to live webcast of workshop.

Broadband coming to northern Alaska on Dec. 1st …


Concerns over an Arctic “brain drain” ...


Tim Ellis/KUAC

Participants in the Arctic Broadband Forum held this week at the University of Alaska Fairbanks got an update on the progress of a project that promises to bring high-speed internet to remote northern Alaskan communities. And while residents of those towns and villages overwhelmingly support plans to bring broadband into the area, some worry about the flood of Western culture that will come with greater access to the internet.


Bringing broadband to the Arctic …


A boost for broadband in rural Alaska …


A high-level meeting on the need for broadband in the circumpolar north …


A concern over broadband coming to Native villages …

Receding sea ice helps bring broadband to northern Alaska …


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