Point Hope


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.

A big broadband leap forward in northern Alaska …

The Inupiat people of Point Hope, Alaska, celebrate a successful whaling season with song and dance.