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Deadline Extended for Notice of Inquiry for Telecommunications Assessment of the Arctic Region of Alaska

By CAK Staff

The deadline to respond to a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking public comment on current telecommunications service in the Artic region of Alaska has been extended to December 3, 2014. The NOI, issued in October by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, contains questions about existing and planned communications services in Arctic Alaska. These questions are being asked in order to establish a baseline picture of existing services and identify gaps. The NITA is looking for responses from Alaskan government officials, businesses, telecommunications providers, non-profit...

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Connect Alaska's Work Highlighted on White House Blog

By CAK Staff

Last week, Anne Neville, the Director of the State Broadband Initiative for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, visited Alaska and spent time with Connect Alaska, learning about its work to expand broadband adoption, access, and use in the state. Read more about the visit here.

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Connect Alaska Releases Updated Broadband Availability Estimates

By Ashley Littell

  Connect Alaska has released broadband availability estimates at the statewide and county levels using the most recently published 2010 Census household data. These availability estimates reveal that 8.6% of Alaska households do not have access to basic broadband service of at least 768 Kbps downstream and 200 Kbps upstream. In addition, the data show that 18.6% of Alaska households do not have access to higher speeds of at least 3 Mbps downstream and 768 Kbps upstream. Broadband data gathered and submitted to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for inclusion on the National Broadband Map in October...

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