Newsletter Signup


Contact Information

First Name* Address 1 City Email*
Last Name* Address 2
Zip Code
Phone
I currently do not have broadband
Why Not?
*Denotes required field

Blog // Connect Alaska

Broadband Task Force: Tackling Alaska’s Big Issues

By CAK Staff

By Jeremy Thacker, Communications Specialist, Connect Alaska   Alaska’s Broadband Task Force is feeling a surge of energy on the heels of its meeting Friday in Anchorage. The event closed a productive three-day visit to the state by Federal Communications CommissionChairman Julius Genachowski.   Sen. Begich, FCC Chairman, & Task Force in round table discussion The regular meeting of task force members kicked off in a captivating round table discussion with Alaska’s Senator Mark Begich and the FCC Chairman. Lead by Task Force Chairman Bill Popp, the group spent more than an hour discussing USF...

Read More Share

Building Broadband Infrastructure: Alaska Under Construction

By CAK Staff

By Jeremy Thacker, Communications Specialist, Connect Alaska   When it comes to Internet connection, there’s simply no state that faces Alaska’s challenges to broadband expansion. The job is immense and expensive, but with life-saving technologies and opportunities for economic growth at stake, it’s clear that the price of continued isolation is even more costly.   Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, USDA RUS Administrator Jonathan Adelstein & USDA Rural Development Alaska State Director Jim Nordlund It’s a landscape that Alaska Senator Mark Begich knows well. This week, he’s...

Read More Share

Policy & Need: Bringing Broadband to Alaska

By CAK Staff

By Jeremy Thacker, Communications Specialist, Connect Alaska   Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski is in Alaska today kicking off a three-day visit. The chairman plans to spend the rest of the week getting a first-hand look at the state’s critical need for expanded broadband service and the progress being made on some of the solutions to the problem.   The Chairman’s visit is planned to include a tour of the TERRA-Southwest project that is currently under construction and will eventually extend terrestrial broadband service for the first time to Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta....

Read More Share

New Connect Alaska Team Hits the Road

By CAK Staff

By Jeremy Thacker, Communications Specialist, Connect Alaska Connect Alaska is officially in broadband planning mode. The initiative’s new project team is in place and hitting the road.Project Manager Rich Greenfield and Project Coordinator Therese Dolan recently made their first official visit to the Alaska hub city of Bethel. With a population around 6,000, Bethel is the largest town in Southwest Alaska and is the regional hub for the surrounding 56 federally recognized tribes, most of which are Yup’ik Eskimo.While Bethel may have some broadband service available, very few who live there have actually experienced it. Connect Alaska is...

Read More Share