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Blog // Connect Alaska

Connected Nation Supports Alaska in its Concerns over Current USF Reform

By CAK Staff

The following letter was sent to Senator Begich and the members of the Alaska delegation on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.   Dear Senator Begich:   Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will propose revisions to its universal service fund (USF) and inter-carrier compensation policies in an effort to bring affordable broadband to all Americans. Connected Nation has monitored communications regarding USF reform over the past few months, and is aware of recent communications to the FCC from Alaska Governor Sean Parnell expressing the state’s deep concerns with USF reforms proposed. As President and CEO of Connected...

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity Online

By CAK Staff

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month. Below are tips to help you stay safe online:   1. Look at a Website’s privacy policy - Before submitting your name, e-mail address, or other personal information on a website, look for the site's privacy policy.   2. Look for evidence that your information is being encrypted - To protect attackers from hijacking your information, any personal information submitted online should be encrypted so that it can only be read by the appropriate recipient.   3. Do business with credible companies – Work with websites certified by an Internet trust organization such as BBBonline, TRUSTe...

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Alaska Native Leaders Being Offered a Direct Voice in State Broadband Planning

By CAK Staff

There is truly no place in America in greater need of broadband access, adoption, and use than bush Alaska. This week, village leaders from across the state are getting an opportunity to start changing that with an important workshop being held at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.   Thousands of Native leaders are in Anchorage, representing some of the state’s most isolated populations. One-hour discussion-style Connect Alaska workshops are being held at four different times over the course of the convention to help give the village leaders a voice in planning for the expansion on quality broadband service...

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5 Tips for Securing Your Personal Computer

By CAK Staff

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month. Below are tips to help you stay safe online:   1. Keep your firewall turned on: Firewalls provide protection against outside attackers by shielding your computer or network from malicious or unnecessary Internet traffic.   2. Always use good passwords for your PC: • Don't use passwords that are based on personal information that can be easily accessed or guessed • Don't use words that can be found in any dictionary of any language • Develop a mnemonic for remembering complex passwords • Use a combination of lowercase and capital letters, numbers, and special characters • Use...

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